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Why am I rude to my boyfriend?

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Hello. I’m a 39 year old woman who is dating a 26 year old man. I’m divorced and was single for many years before I met him. I also have a teenaged son who lives with me. My son and boyfriend get on well.

My problem is that I can’t help putting my boyfriend down with snide comments and picking arguments. Sometimes I get myself so wound up that I begin to cry. He is such a sweet man and I really don’t want to lose him. How can I change myself?

Why am I rude to my boyfriend?

Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker

Dr. Marie is licensed as both a psychologist and marriage and family counselor. She specializes in couples and family therapy and parent education. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter.

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Hartwell-Walker, D. (2018). Why am I rude to my boyfriend?. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 24, 2019, from
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