How To Survive With Your Alcoholic Spouse In Recovery

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Having your spouse admit their drinking problem is a significant milestone; having them commit to recovery is another. While it may have taken months or years to get to this point, realistically it's going to be another eighteen months, two years before you can do any sort of meaningful work on your relationship. That begs the question, how will you survive your … [Read more...]

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 they have a problem? Is it when the drinking is … [Read more...]

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 when the problems are their fault. This isn't a problem just for … [Read more...]

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 could have done differently and understanding this has … [Read more...]

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 triggered by his wife's infidelity which … [Read more...]