Blaming your tactic, you vow to yourself to bring it up more casually next time.
Then you raise it in a joking way—maybe while watching a sitcom about the horrors of potty training, you say, “You’ll be in charge of potty training when we have kids, ha!
You may fear letting go of control, not getting what you want, not being good enough to get what you want, or having to start a whole new relationship all over again. In my workbook, Building Self-Esteem 5 Steps: How to Feel "Good Enough," I outline specific steps to take to stop working on your man-child and start working on yourself. Sign that your academic field of study May be basing it's characterizations of what is and isn't a disorder based on societies expections.. I see what the author describes play out in various ways, depending on the culture.
a society which was founded on Illegal slavery, Murder, and rules that are enforced by threat of murder and kidnapping by thugs called "police" Failure to conform to these "standards" that are basically things a bunch of people made up and agree upon, is taught in your psychology field to be labeled as disorders.. Right now it plays out in married men spending their evenings playing video games and ignoring their wives and kids as if they're at home living with their mother and siblings.
When you try to bring something serious to his attention, see if you are the one backing out of the conversation by apologizing about something you did wrong.