YourTango Expert Nancy Philpott has the reason.
In this video, author and YourTango Expert Nancy Philpot explains that this kind of reaction is simply your partner's way of "surviving" as people often survive by "fighting, fleeing or freezing." When your husband gives up, he's just "freezing."
"What's happening in your relationship is that you're fighting and you're husband's freezing," she says, "and probably he's doing it because he loves you and doesn't want to hurt you. So how do you get out of this unhealthy pattern as a couple?
Want to learn more? Check out the video above!