Husband Considering Divorcing Possessive Wife

Number of View: 276Hi Gilbert, I refer to your article “Are you a Victim of Emotional Abuse?” (http://www.steadymarriages.com/?p=551) and needs some professional advice from your group of counselors as to how I should move on. I met my wife in the year 2004 and we got married in August, 2008. Some background information about my spouse – she is the same age as me, 28 years old, and a widow with a child when I met her. Due to her past marriage which is deemed as an unhappy one by her, she has become a very possessive woman without much …

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Affair: A Roomful of Yearning and Regret

Number of View: 415By WENDY PLUMP, The New York Times Published: December 9, 2010 NOT long ago, the friend of a friend spent the night in a hotel room, which is sometimes what you do when you find out your spouse has been having a yearlong affair. His flight was sadly predictable — it’s all many of us are capable of after discovering such a betrayal — though I am sure he now realizes that mere movement is not a fix for that kind of agony. I know this for two reasons: No. 1, I have had an affair; No. …

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The Higher Risks of Cohabitation

Number of View: 552The Higher Risks of Cohabitation Updated December 19, 2010, 07:00 PM Sharon Sassler is an associate professor in the department of policy analysis and management at Cornell. Previously married people have probably heard the warning that divorce rates are even higher in second marriages. But I ask you, how could remarriage possibly be any worse? After all, 100 percent of marriages ended unhappily among the currently divorced. Second marriages on average cannot possibly fare any worse statistically. Just as with marriage rates overall, remarriage rates have declined. Divorced individuals are increasingly choosing cohabitation as an alternative to …

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Sexless Marriages

Number of View: 922 Intimacy & Sex Dr. Laura Berman Did you know that nearly one in five marriages is considered sexless? A sexless marriage is defined as sex no more than 10 times per year.Not surprisingly, most sexless marriages feature a man who wants more sex and a woman who doesn’t. There are certainly exceptions, but it’s mostly men who are feeling left in the dust sexually. And it usually happens after kids. Here is an excerpt from a funny, but heart-breaking, post on Craig’s List: “Hey married ladies, answer a question for me — is it really such …

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Singaporean Woman Devastated by Parental Alienation

Number of View: 248 Cheng ArtDecember 11, 2010 at 3:09am  Subject: A letter from a 3rd Singapore adult who was alienated as a child 2 days ago, I received an email from a Singapore FB friend of mine, relating to me her dreadful experience being forced as a child to go through the pain and anguish of Parental Alienation. Till date, she is the 3rid Facebook friend I know who is willing to open up and share her story with us, and I am grateful to her for that. Here’s her story (as per her request, her identity will remain …

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The Dos and Don’ts of Surviving Divorce

Number of View: 283The Survivors Club Guide to Dealing with a Post-Divorce Life By The Survivors Club Staff December 1, 2010 Divorce can be a very confusing, often difficult time. And after the papers have been signed, things have been moved, and lives have been uprooted, nothing every really goes back to being the same. If you’ve recently been divorced, you may find yourself looking for a new home, or managing your finances on your own for the first time. If you have children, then the transition into a single-parent lifestyle can be lonely and complicated. You may even find …

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Are you a Victim of Emotional Abuse? (Divorcesupport.about.com)

Number of View: 2035   Question: Are You a Victim of Emotional Abuse? Crazy Making Behavior  Emotional abuse in a marriage is such a covert form of domestic violence and abuse that many people aren’t able to recognize they are a victim. A spouse may have a feeling that something is wrong. They may feel stressed out; a sense of depression; anxiety but they can’t quite identify what is causing those feelings.  Emotional abuse is used to control, degrade, humiliate and punish a spouse. While emotional abuse differs from physical abuse, the end result is the same…a spouse becomes fearful …

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