I got drunk at my birthday do and my husband won’t even speak to me now
DEAR DEIDRE: I GOT drunk at my birthday do and my husband won’t even speak to me now.
We have always had a very strong relationship. I am a guy of 33, he is 42.
I like a drink more than he does.
He organised a birthday get-together for me with four friends but warned me beforehand not to overdo it.
That upset me, as it made feel under scrutiny.
The evening was a great success but I got drunk after our friends had left and shouted about how he tries to control my life.
I don’t know why I said it. He encourages me – and I told him so when I apologised.
I keep saying I love him but he’s barely speaking to me. If I ask him how he is, he says: “Fine.” End of conversation.
Do I keep saying sorry or wait for him to come round?
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