Someone bad with communication will go straight to yelling and blaming when trying to talk about an issue and will view you as her enemy instead of her partner.
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2. Because you act like a father
One unfortunate reason why “my wife acts like a child” is because you may treat her like one.
If you have taken on a fatherly role in your marriage, it may have caused your wife to inherit the role of your child or rebellious teenager. Or perhaps her immature behavior made you feel like you must parent her.
Believe it or not, some women act like children because they think they’re being adorable.
Doing a high-pitched baby voice (You know the one. It’s the same tone she hits when she’s talking to her adorable nephew or a fluffy kitten) and making a big show of how much she loves cartoons may all be an act to show you how unique and sweet she is.
5. She’s holding onto past conflict
The answer to why “my wife acts like a child” may have to do with the issues in your marriage (maybe previous relationships.)
If your wife is prone to temper tantrums, it may stem from a triggering past incident, such as being cheated on.
Either way, your wife learned from the model she had growing up – and that model wasn’t good.
How to handle an immature wife
The situation may seem out of the hand but you can actually handle your partner with these simple tips.
Learn how to communicate
Communication is as much about listening as it is about talking. Practice healthy communication with your wife and take turns being vulnerable with your feelings and listening to each other without interruption.
If you see signs of childish behavior in the wife, it could mean a lack of emotional maturity in a woman. These signs include making fun of you, repeating mistakes, and lacking in talking about her feelings.
Dealing with an immature spouse can be a bit of a nightmare.
Don’t stand for your wife acting childish in a relationship. If she behaves immaturely, get up and leave. Calmly and kindly tell her that when she’s ready to have an honest conversation, you’ll be waiting.
Set a good example by being open with her and behaving maturely. Couple’s therapy can also be an excellent tool for partners to grow and communicate together as adults.
If you feel disconnected or frustrated about the state of your marriage but want to avoid separation and/or divorce, the marriage.com course meant for married couples is an excellent resource to help you overcome the most challenging aspects of being married.
Sylvia Smith loves to share insights on how couples can revitalize their love lives in and out of the bedroom. As a writer at Marriage.com, she is a big believer in living consciously and encourages couples to adopt this principle in their lives too. Sylvia believes that every couple can transform their relationship into a happier, healthier one by taking purposeful and wholehearted action.