Our expert says:
The phenomenon you are describing is actually alot more common than you may think and there is literature that talks about and describes this.
It being linked to the more primitive, yet real and powerful, aspects of mating, where the male becomes territorial and possessive over his mate and an invasion of her person, especially by another male and especially of her genitals, linked to his control over her bearing his off spring, are evoked to various degrees for heterosexual men in their relationships. This often being unconscious.
It may be of value for him to process this issue for himself with a therapist and important for you to reassure him of your loyalty and commitment to him in various ways over this time.
I would not view this as a silly issue as it clearly impacts him in a profound way.
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