My husband hasn't PMOd in about a month now. He's been more open to conversations about our relationship and the hurt he's caused over the years. I can see that his trying hard most of the times. I'm not sure if the reason why he's been able to show some empathy is that I've been rather easy to deal with lately. Meaning that I haven't had the need to express my hurt and in our conversations, I've talked very matter-of-factly. So things have gone smoothly and he's (or we've) made progress. Perhaps that's the reason I'm feeling secure enough to start showing emotions rather than just talk about them. This is where I usually hit a stone wall with him. He's urged me to open up but when I do, he shuts me down. He sort of freaks out if I express any kind of negative emotion. He gets all spooked and steals the show by making my emotions his problem. Then he expects me to be there for him. I'm confounded. He's said that in theory, he knows how he should act. He knows that he should just listen and understand me. But in practice, he just doesn't and things always end in him crying. I need a little help here... Is there some point in recovery where something like this happens? Is this "normal" for someone who's been clean for a month?