Hi All, I had been a silent member reading others most of the time. Kudos to all who reply and those who are bravely facing difficult times. With lot of courage I am writing this. Apart from usual in-law problem and ups & dpwns of life I don't know how to solve this partlicular problem of my life. I will start from scratch. Married for 4 & half years. I am working for a small firm earning Rs.50k per month. Hubby earning more than that. I am 30. Good looking. Yes, a little fat. I had seen slimmer days. Have a sweet son of 3 years. My relationship with husband has been the usual. I have to repect whole clan of my in-laws who are basically from my MIL's side. Hardly anyone ever from my FIL's side. My SIL & MIL has a fight 2 years ago after which they have never communicated. So no more SIL trouble. Usual scene of MIL having trained husand to dislike my family (everyone of them) and been abusive towards (not in front of them - mind u) when fighting. Now that I have been introduced to similar people I think my story is no different. Now, my probelm is that my husband does not like to introduce me to his colleagues. He behaves as if he is ashamed of me. FOr 14 months (after my son turned one) we were in the same company. Apart from his boss's boss and HR manager and whole of my team, no one knew that I am his wife. Yes, he was a big manager there. & I was a little less in stature. From my perpective it would have been an ego clash if I had been better placed than him!!! Anyway, during those 14 months he never introduced me to any of his office friends. Few who knew me did know that I was working there and used to make it a point to say hello whenever they would visit my building. Did I mention that we were in separate buildings which were 1 kilometer apart? But he never made a conscious effort to intorduce me to anyone. More so, he would tell me not to come to my building's canteen if he were coming there to have lunch. Or if were coming to my floor he would call me first to tell to remain on seat so that we don't cross roads. Also, the day I joined I was waiiting for my access card to be made and he came in after a lunch out with his friends. One of them knew me., SHe came over to greet me but he did not accompany her not did he introduce me to any of them. Like recently, this past Friday, we went to a wedding. I was looking after our son as he hadn't had his lunch & evening snack. SO I was catering to him while he had snacks and all. While I picked up my plate of bhalla-chat he said we need to greet the groom-bride. SO I left my plate helf way through. Then at dinner I was first catering to child while he was having dinner. Then I started mine. Incidently, while being derved I was look over to my son and I was served more than I wanted. But thinking that my husband likes pasta I thought he will share with me. He was actually offended that my plate was pile up. We left there shortly. Me still hungry. I don't know why but my husband has some sort of inferiority complex where I am concerned inspite of the fact that I am earning good. :idontgetit: & that I am attractive. & looking after lots of things in life. Somehow he feels ashamed of me. :-(And now I have started feeling jumpy when I am around his office colleagues. I get nervous and jittery. And do blunder like I may spill a glass or drop cutlery. Please help.:-( Love. & thanks to all to advice & sympathise. & also to listen.