If things are tough in your marriage, and have been for some time, one of you may have uttered the dreaded D-Word: divorce.
And even if you haven’t said it aloud, you may have thought about it. First, don’t worry, simply thinking about it doesn’t make you a bad spouse, and saying it out loud doesn’t mean it’s guaranteed to happen or indicate that your marriage is doomed.
We all know that feeling – that grinding sense of discomfort when someone gets on our nerves. They don’t even have to do or say anything – just being present can make us feel tense or edgy. This can happen easily when someone leaves us with a terrible first impression, but it's even more painful when it's our husband. How do we get from a place of love to, well, feeling like we don’t even like them anymore?
The dynamic of any marriage will change and evolve over time, but one of the most difficult conversations we can have is when our spouse tells us that they no longer feel in love.
It feels devastating and hopeless, and in that tense moment, it seems like everything is lost and the marriage is over.
Nearly every married couple will go through periods of difficulty. While some may be more serious and longer lasting than others, no marriage is all sunshine and happiness at every single moment. Perhaps even more common than periods of difficulty, however, are small nagging problems that can drag on for the duration of the marriage.
It’s about the last thing any of us wants to hear: that our spouse has officially given up hope for saving and improving the marriage, and is ready to call it quits. While this may seem like an utterly hopeless scenario, it isn’t. In fact, it may be a wake up call for both of
Relationships often change over time, but how can you know if they are changing for the worst? In many cases, we don’t see how bad things have become until we’re overwhelmed by problems, until we’re fighting every day and can’t seem to remember where things went wrong. It’s important to give your marriage something of
Anxiety can be a crippling burden, and even in minor instances, can cause numerous problems in interpersonal relationships, motivation, self-confidence, and the ability to face the outside world. Anxiety disorders are the most common form of mental illness, affecting some 40 million adults in the US alone, and yet they remain widely untreated. Only about
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Knowing your marriage is in trouble is one of the worst feelings in the world. You likely feel exhausted, scared, burned out, and like you’ve tried everything you can think of - but nothing seems to work. Maybe you're wondering if your marriage is over because your spouse wants out of the relationship. This can
For all of the potential problems that can arise in a relationship, from checked out spouses to affairs, financial woes to substance abuse problems – there’s one very significant marriage-killer that often goes overlooked: lack of respect. And while respect comes in many forms, and is shown in many ways, a lack of respect is