He may even say to himself, "I'm doing my best to be nice and agreeable, but she doesn't seem to get this.She keeps getting on my case for doing things that upset her, but I don't have any idea what she's talking about." There is an unconscious part of him that is resentful and probably defiant.Try to avoid triggering your partner's fears that lead him to please you.If he doesn’t start out pleasing you when he doesn’t really want to, he will be less likely to become resentful and defiant..action_button.action_button:active.action_button:hover.action_button:focus.action_button:hover.action_button:focus .count.action_button:hover .count.action_button:focus .count:before.action_button:hover .count:before.u-margin-left--sm.u-flex.u-flex-auto.u-flex-none.bullet.
You can even make a point of being explicitly accepting and reassuring to him. I have found that sometimes when a man is being passive-aggressive, his wife may, in fact, be too invested in having things her way. So if you are reading this article because your husband is passive-aggressive, I advise you to consider if you are being too controlling.
Walt acquiesces to this, though unconsciously he feels resentful.
Walt says Yes to a lunch with the woman without telling Jenny, rationalizing, “I know I’m not going to have an affair, so what is wrong with just having lunch?
This part is irritated at how much he kowtows to you.
Or this part of him may be angry at you for things you said that hurt him.