For nearly 40 years, my sister has been married to a good man, and he and she have served faithfully in the Church their whole marriage. They have a beautiful family complete with lots of children and grandchildren. A few months ago, that vision was shattered when my brother-in-law confessed to being bi-sexual, but predominantly gay. He now plans to leave the Church and his wife and pursue his "authentic self".
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My husband cheated on me one year ago and we’ve been working to heal our marriage, but it’s taking a longer time than I imagined. I’m not doing well most days and feel like I have to pretend that things are better than they really are. I feel like it’s our business to deal with and no one else’s business, but I also know my siblings and parents would want to support me (and us) if they ever found out. What are some good guidelines on who to tell?
When I see very connected couples, I feel profoundly sad, even jealous. I’m not jealous of the individuals, but I wish I had that type of marriage and that my kids had a more involved dad. I don't want to be around these people because it hurts too much, but it's preventing me from doing good things.
Your Hardest Family Question: My husband won’t ask his adult daughter to move out and be independent
An older couple, my husband and I have been married for seven years. Recently his grown daughter (mid-30's, never married, no children) moved in with us. I had NO say in the matter. I feel invaded. I find her behavior and attitude to be difficult at best. I'm not sure how to get our privacy and my marriage back.
I am an active member of the Church and have been trying to minister to a family, for about 18 months. Because of some mistakes that I made, this family feels that I have caused them considerable pain and suffering and a possible betrayal of their trust. I don't know how to heal the relationship so we can move forward.
I recently learned that my best friend shared some deeply personal information about my life with another person without my permission. This information spread to other people and eventually got back to me. Due to of a string of previous betrayals in my life, trusting others hasn’t been easy for me. This discovery has devastated me and caused me to wonder if I can ever trust anyone again.
The Spirit confirmed that my first husband was the one I should marry but after almost two decades of marriage and multiple children, I left him and soon married someone else who was an inactive returned missionary. After we married, I had my membership and eventually my covenants restored and we have now been married for over 20 years. I love him and care about him, but I cannot say I am in love with him.