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The one person who I assumed considered me unique, irreplaceable, and desirable was choosing to channel his sexual energy towards a screen instead of me.
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I get trapped in this dark place where there’s nothing to do but sleep or cry until my head pounds. On those days, just getting out of bed is a triumph that I need to acknowledge.
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“You know mom, blood is thicker than water.” The words were biting, hard to receive. The undertone of my son's comment was clear: "you should have prioritized me above your new husband."
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I couldn’t give her the life she wanted. Maybe I wasn’t such a great catch for her after all; my broken past and messy life were smothering her.
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In my imagination, I’ve been diagnosed, incarcerated, fired, divorced, and buried. My mind is a scary place to be sometimes.
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Good things come to those who wait. At least, that’s what I’ve been told. But I’ve been waiting a long time. I don’t know when, or even if, I’ll find love. That’s the hardest part of being single.
Discovering your husband is checking out porn can be a gut-punch. It is a violation of trust so no wonder you feel betrayed, angry, or hurt. Or maybe right now you are just numb and bewildered. Here is the good news. The two of you can get beyond this boulder in the road of your relationship. Other couples have.
When a marriage is sexless because one partner simply does not want sex, it can lead to deep hurt for the other partner. They can feel unattractive, unwanted, and ultimately unloved. "Do they still love me?" They might wonder.
I felt like it was my job to be the hero and save my damsel in distress. What else are husbands supposed to do anyway? I would offer solutions. Or give advice. Or try to cheer her up. Well, it didn't work! But what I learned sure does.
Movies and romance novels proclaim we will live happily ever when we find our true love. But once you find them, how do you keep them? When the rubber meets the road, maybe we need more than love to keep a relationship vital and flourishing. Or perhaps we need to redefine what love is.
Using guilt as a weapon may get you what you want in the short term, but it is a dangerous tactic that will undermine your relationship and rob you of intimacy with your partner. Rid your relationship of guilt once and for all.
It’s the sentence most parents of teens dread: ”Mom, Dad, I’m pregnant.” What do you do now?
When a relationship is built on infatuation, it can die as quickly as it springs up.