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Ask the doc | Tired of husband's know-it-all behaviour

Published:Tuesday | July 5, 2016 | 12:01 AM

Q: I am tired of my husband and his know-it-all behaviour. My son says that after 17 years of his father's loudness, I should divorce him. My prayer partner says I should try to stick it out. I want to try to make it work.

A: Ask your husband if he would be willing to see a counsellor regarding your marriage. Let your son know that you are going to try to make your marriage work and ask him to help you both be more pleasant to his father. Ask your prayer partner to pray with you for the strengthening of your marriage.

Q: I attended a high-school first-form registration meeting and was overwhelmed at the amount of information given in a three-hour session. Would it be rude if I spoke to the principal about it?

A:You can schedule an appointment to speak with the principal. I think that if you go to the meeting with some recommendations that would be very helpful.

Q: My son's father is very overwhelming. My son was ill and his father was rude to the hospital team and wanted everything to stop so that our son could be helped. I am fearful of seeing him at the hospital when I visit. How can I control myself from shouting at him?

A:Call your son's father and ask him to be more respectful and caring to the hospital team members. Remind him that your son is not the only sick child at the facility. He is also anxious now because of the situation. Pray for him that he calms down.

- Orlean Brown Earle, PhD, is a child psychologist and family therapist. Dr Brown-Earle works with children with learning and behavioural problems throughout the island and in the Caribbean. Email questions to editor@gleanerjm.com or send to 'Ask the Doc', c/o The Gleaner Company, 7 North Street, Kingston. Responses to concerns are to be considered as general, as cases shared with psychologists privately would be queried more deeply. Pray always!