Every action taken is preceded by a thought. The key, then, is to keep your thoughts focused on your eternal goals and your eternal companion.
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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.
Many years ago my husband was called to serve as the bishop of a seriously struggling ward. He spent many hours at the church, late nights visiting troubled members and endless hours on the telephone. It felt like our marriage wouldn’t survive.
As I have thought about our marriages, I have estimated that most of us appreciate about 80% of our partner’s characteristics. We love their kindness, consideration, unselfishness, and talents. Yet there are also those quirky preferences and tendencies that don’t align with our own.