My husband has a twenty-something female co-worker who happens to be a single mom. During a difficult time in our marriage, he turned to this woman and began secretly texting and Face Timing her. I eventually found flirty texts between them and I asked him about her. He tells me they're just co-workers and he's not attracted to her. Am I being unreasonable in assuming they're having an affair?
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It seems like every spring, around the month of April, my husband starts to begin a pattern of noticing other women and actively looking to commit adultery. Unfortunately, he’s been successful a couple of times. We’ve been separated a few times now, but it never lasts. We always get back together but then it seems to be around the same time of the year it goes bad again.
This week, I interview Michelle Linford, the founder and administrator for LDS Hope and Healing, on the subject of sexual wholeness in marriage. Couples in recovery from pornography/sexual addiction and betrayal trauma often have questions and struggles around how to bring sexual wholeness to their marriages. Here we discuss some of their most common questions.
Those seasoned in marriage have wisdom I value and cannot offer, but as I look through the lens of “the honeymoon phase”, I see that there are tangible reasons that newly-wed bliss exists—reasons even those 30 years into marriage may be able to learn from.
My wife filed for divorce last week. For the past three months I was struggling to get her to not choose divorce. I wanted us to go to marriage therapy and improve our relationship though she didn't want to. I feel that I still have hope. She is resentful and full of disdain toward me. What can I do to convince her to stay?
My second husband, to whom I am sealed, has given up on his ambitions and believes he has failed as a man and a husband and wants to "release me" to marry another man. I have told him that I am committed to my covenants to him and will not re-marry because I will always love him, but that has not swayed his decision in any way.
I have been married for 25 years. A little over four years ago my husband told me he is addicted to women. Even though he’s had a problem with pornography most of his life, his main problem is that he criticizes me and compares me to every woman he’s seen. He has multiple crushes on women from our ward and neighborhood and admits to having inappropriate thoughts about them.