DEAR ABBY: My husband was annoyed and upset by a cricket in the house. He had used insect spray, but it was still chirping, so he asked me to take care of it.
I told him I didn’t know how to get rid of a cricket, since we didn’t know where it was exactly.
He was banging around the utility room. I called his name and asked him where he had sprayed. No answer. I asked again. No response. I then used his full name, and he got upset that I did! He said it was disrespectful and that I was “treating him like a child.”
I apologized if I had hurt his feelings, but he’s still upset with me because I don’t agree it was disrespectful. Am I wrong? Is it disrespectful to use your husband’s full name when trying to get his attention?
SAD IN NEVADA
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DEAR SAD: It’s not disrespectful if you can’t get him to respond any other way.
I don’t know what your husband’s relationship was with his mother. Perhaps she used …read more
Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment