Listener Email: "He Can't Handle Me When I'm Upset!"

Ashley and Brad,

Most of the time I feel like I'm with an amazing guy. My boyfriend is strong and smart and funny and we get along really well.

The only major problem in our relationship is that he has no idea how to handle me when I get upset.

If I'm stressed out and start crying, he totally shuts down and doesn't even attempt to comfort me.

I've gotten upset with him about this a few times and his answer is always the same -- he says he's not naturally good at that and that's what my girlfriends are for.

I don't know what to do about this.

I mean, it's not like he has to be good at everything, but my boyfriend should at least try to be there for me when I need him!

What do you think?

Tara

 

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