Prior to marriage, I was aware that my husband had struggled with pornography addiction and other sexual compulsions, but was told that it had been resolved. Recently, it has become clear that it is an ongoing problem. How do I help him see what this is doing to me and our marriage without shaming him and making the problem worse?
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Why do we make everything so complicated? Now is the time to decide this holiday season you are going to make some small changes to help simplify so you can enjoy your family and friends more.
If your spouse had an affair, while you may or may not fully meet the criteria for PTSD, there is a component of trauma (often called betrayal trauma) which no doubt affects your emotional health and your relationships every single day. If you had an affair, understanding trauma and its effects will go a long way towards helping you earn your spouse’s trust. Let’s move in closer and look out how betrayal trauma affects both spouses.
My mother-in-law is a difficult person and has been very rude to me throughout my marriage. Every time I see her I get insulted and demeaned. Now she wants to come to my house for Christmas. When I try to explain to my husband that I am really struggling he is upset because he hates being put between me and his mom. And just tells me not to worry. What do I do?
The Family: A Proclamation to the World instructs that “by divine design, fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness” and that “fathers and mothers are obligated to help one another as equal partners.” Some see this instruction as contradictory, so how can we reconcile this seeming discrepancy?
It’s all too common in many modern households to hear sighs, grumbling, complaining and whining from children when parents give reminders of daily work responsibilities. But, before we think this is the way children have always felt about doing work or that everyone should feel work is somehow one of the punishments of life, let’s take a closer look at work and its connection to human happiness, even childhood happiness.
My stomach is tied in knots and I feel in a constant state of anxiety. My husband walked out a week ago and said he needed to separate. He said that he could not take it anymore. We had started seeing a counselor and I thought things were getting better, if only slightly. We had a very small disagreement (if you even want to call it that) the night he left and he blew up and walked out. I can't sleep. I can't think. I am afraid. I am afraid for my future and for my children. Please help.