My df and I seem to be going through a regular loop of arguments. There have been times where I have just wanted to give up on us, but we truly do love each other and I don't feel as though I can give up on him. Our argument (or his anger) usually start over nothing. Like me hanging up on him when the call connection was bad and I couldn't piece two words he said together. If I explain this I get a 'whatever' as if I'm making it up an lying to him. Actually, every time I explain something to him I get this response. When we have had arguments previously I have suggested counselling. He had seemed somewhat open to it at one point, but the last few times I've suggested it I totally get shut down. I used to have to see a counsellor for the type of work I do, and he got angry at me for it because i told him i had spoken to the counsellor about my life out of work! If he's angry at me or we've had a fight he puts on a face and plays happy relationships when we are around others. And god forbid I talk to any friends about our relationship because it's none of their business - its out relationship. So apparently, I'm not allowed to discuss my feelings with friends. He's been getting worse over the past few months and im just looking for something to do to help him. He's just developing the worst temper and I don't understand where it has come from. We have an 8 month old son and I know that it's said that a lot of relationships go through bad patches in the first 12 months after a new baby. But this is just ridiculous. I don't instigate arguments with him, and I have started standing up for myself a lot more when we do argue. Though last major argument he did insist that 'I do as he says' and 'its his way or the highway' which I told him to get out of his system because that's not how relationships work.. When he starts one of his tirades I never get accusatory of him or say anything nasty to him but it doesn't seem to diffuse the situation. He is also agitated at me for not working full time as I'm not making the maximum amount of money that I would if I were to work full time instead of spending time with my baby. I'm a very laid back person an just take things how they come, and he seems to be turning more and more into thi person that snaps over nothing Does anyone have any suggestions of things I can try with him, or 'it gets better stories' or anything to console me. Please?