Ever wonder if your husband or guy friend really isn’t as happy as he says he is? Here are some clues that show he’s probably unhappy in his marriage.
1. He often jokes about leaving his wife.
Say what you will, but there’s often quite a bit of truth to jokes. You may have noticed unhappy employees joking about wanting to burn down their workplace, or joking about how they’re not paid enough. The same thing applies to people who are unhappy with their marriage.
2. If trying to boast, he flaunts his money and his career — but not his wife.
Men will flaunt and boast about the things they think really make their lives wonderful. If he barely ever mentions his wife, it’s probably because he’s trying to forget she exists on one level or another. (Or, because he no longer sees her as important.)
3. He actively avoids hanging out with his kids or is overly angry with them.
People who regret having kids are pretty easy to read when they’re around their offspring. They often will find ways to “pawn kids off” on in-laws, or otherwise just get sympathy for just existing near them. If he really resents them, he may have a habit of being very angry or even abusive with them. And if he resents kids, he likely resents the mom, too.
4. He seems to come up with excuses not to be at home with his spouse.
Just like women do, a man who is really unhappy at home will take up longer hours at work or find new reasons to stay away from home. In these situations, it’s often a self-preservation act that shields them from emotional abuse or otherwise negative vibes.
5. You’ve heard him tell single guys to never get married.
Here’s the thing about a man who says this: he’s admitting that he feels he made a mistake when he married. If he didn’t feel like it was a mistake, then why would he tell others that it’s a mistake for them to ever get married?