Our expert says:
Have you ever met a striped or spotless leopard ?
Sounds like he is simply reverting to habit. It may not be anyhing very specifically about you or the relationship AS SUCH, but more force of habit --- bad habits, acieved over years of practice. There was at one stage a rather bizarre BBC / DSTV program in which women with problem husbands got the help of a woman Dog Trainer, but it did manage to make a few good points. While Communication in the sense of talking things over, is usually beneficial, it's rarely enough. And a good Dog Trainer would probably point out the value of training him consistently, with rewards and praise for each time he does treat you as you want to be treated ( "Good Boy!" might sound condascending, as would the offer of a doggy treat, but praise and rewards always increase and maintain desired new behaviour ) and ignoring or a slight chill in response to backsliding behaviour, can IN COMBINATION be really effective. Maybe the marriage counselling stopped a bit soon ?
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