Why Your Husband Gives Up When You Argue

Love, Heartbreak

YourTango Expert Nancy Philpott has the reason.

Do you get into heated fights as a couple? Do you find that the more you fight in an argument, the more your husband pulls away? If so, help is on the way.

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!