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“In 25 years of marriage, my wife and I have never fought. We have never even raised our voices with each other.” The rest of us in the high priest group sagged. Probably none of us could say the same thing. Many of us have wanted to be the same kind of spouses but have not been as successful with managing our mouths and our hearts. This used to discourage me, but I feel differently now. Here's why.
The teacher asked the high priests, “What advice do you have for a successful marriage?” The class responded gladly.
My wife came from a broken home and was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia shortly before we got married. My addiction only made things worse, but I am in recovery. She, on the other hand, remains in denial and will not tolerate treatment. I want her to get better but cannot force her. What am I to do?
My husband and I have been married for 35 years. For many years our intimate life was one where I felt forced to do it out of duty. It caused me to feel violated and now I don't even want any affection from him.
A missing ingredient in many couples' lovemaking repertoire is a dash of fun and flirty playfulness. It's almost a mindset you're wanting to develop in your marriage--to naturally think in fun and flirty ways. If teasing, playfulness and fun have not been a focus of your marriage, I encourage you to make it a priority.
I have made several changes in order to make this marriage work and she still remains unchanged in that she will not give any loyalty to me. She is closer to her family than she is to me. At times I just feel like we are just roommates.