How often do you or partner lose your temper?
I am a pretty laid back person. My husband is high stress and has a temper. Everything is a big deal to him. We have a 4 year old and almost 2 year old. We both work full time and day-to-day life is stressful! My husband loses his temper at least once a day. Usually with me or just a general hissy fit (today it was because his computer wouldn’t work, last night my son and I were too loud and might wake up the little one), but sometimes he loses it with the kids. Typically, he vents about whatever he is frustrated with, but too often it turns into a verbal attack. His family has a history of short tempers. He has the attitude, that is just who I am. While I partially agree, I think he could learn to cope much better. I worry this is just setting our kids up to have short fuses and poor coping. He won’t read a book and getting him to counseling is unlikely. Attempts at communication too often degrades into childish behavior. I feel very stuck in this cycle. I am wondering how often do all of you and your partner lose your tempers? Is daily as described a normal frequency? Anyone have suggestions on how to get through to him?