When Does Drinking Become A Problem In A Marriage?

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There are many reasons why marriages don’t last and usually it’s not just one. That’s what makes each situation unique. However, alcohol or drugs are often involved so you might wonder when does drinking become a problem in a marriage. Is it when the drinker recognizes they have a dependency? Is it when the non-drinker says […]

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Men Can Be Victims Of Domestic Violence Too

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People who are struggling to decide if divorce is right for them often do so because they don’t feel they have a “legitimate reason.” That debate changes when there’s domestic abuse but it’s still not an easy decision since abuse victims also blame themselves for the abuse and feel it’s wrong to end the marriage […]

Are You Blaming Yourself For Your Spouse’s Infidelity?

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A very common reaction to the discovery of an affair is to start blaming yourself for your spouse’s infidelity and yet most experts will say it’s never the victim’s fault. Gregory Smith’s marriage ended after he discovered his wife was having an affair. While he no longer blames himself, he says there were things he […]

Were You Surprised By Your Spouse’s Infidelity?

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It’s a sad reality that infidelity is pretty commonplace – one of both spouses admit to either a physical or an emotional affair in some 41 percent of marriages.* Despite it’s high occurrence, when it happens you may still be surprised by your spouse’s infidelity. Gregory Smith’s marriage lasted just two years. His divorce was […]

Some Marriages Are Not Meant To Last

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Almost 73 percent of divorces are among men under the age of 30 and over 80 percent are among women under the age of 30 and while the average length of a first marriage is around seven years, that is an average. Among this age group, the upper limit is probably around 12 years and […]

Could You Be At Risk Of Financial Abuse?

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Like domestic abuse, economic or financial abuse is not confined by socio-economic class or race or religion and that means you could be at risk of financial abuse. And like domestic abuse, victims aren’t always female. It happens to men too. My current guest, Wendi is smart, educated and played an integral role in her […]

Why Did You Stay In Your Marriage?

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When you finally open up and tell friends and family the truth about your marriage, one reaction you may get is people asking, “Why did you stay in your marriage?”  They might also add, ” … for so long?” particularly if you say your marriage has been troubled from the start or for many years. […]

Getting Married For The Wrong Reasons

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The groom gets cold feet, the bride gets wedding day jitters and well-meaning friends and family members say the doubts and second-thoughts are just nerves. But sometimes it’s more than nerves, sometimes those fears are well-founded and going ahead means getting married for the wrong reasons. Today, I’d like to introduce you to my next […]

Infidelity: It’s About Them Not You

Extramarital affairs are painful and challenging to understand

Many couples have to confront infidelity – one or both spouses admit to infidelity either physical or emotional in forty-one percent of marriages. It’s always painful and hurtful. Reconciliation is possible with hardwork. Without the hard, honest work the infidelity may continue and the relationship issues will undoubtedly continue. My current guest, Candi was married […]

What Will You Learn From A Separation?

Sometimes leaving your marriage means leaving a note

Deciding to end your marriage is a difficult decision often fraught with what-ifs and doubts. This is when a separation can be helpful. My current guest, Carol Round was married for twenty-eight years. During that time, her husband had repeatedly talked about divorce. In fact, it seemed like a seven-year cycle but he never pursued […]