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  1. Wife often threatens to leave when we have disagreements

    General Relationship Discussion
    My wife and I are both 40, 3 children ranging from 4-11 years of age, and have been together for 19 years (married for 14). We sometimes argue about the usual marriage stuff ie money, household chores, difference of opinion in how to raise our children etc. Sometimes when we argue (about 30%...
  2. Help walk away

    Going Through Divorce or Separation
    My fiance who we have lived together for 3 years and moved across the country to be together after meeting on vacation through mutual family friends walked out a week ago. All the signs of walk away wife. Looking back on it there was opportunities I should have seen where she was communicating...
  3. Can't Agree With Wife on TV Time For ~2yo

    The Family & Parenting Forums
    Our toddler watches 2-3-4 hours of TV everyday and it's driving me crazy!! I saw studies that it affects development a bunch, especially at such a young age.. But playing with my toddler for 2-3-4 extra hours also kinda drives me crazy! And my wife is the same way. I thought after we put the...
  4. Need Advice on Reasonable Boundaries For Visiting Family Members

    The Family & Parenting Forums
    My husband and I have been married for 16 years. We have come a long way with communication and conflict. We were lucky to find a retirement home on a popular lake earlier this year. What I need help with is setting reasonable boundaries for visitors. My husband's children make arrangements...
  5. Woman's Insight needed

    The Ladies' Lounge
    First of all I'm sorry for posting to the women's section, but I'm tired of reading posts suggesting you put recorders in your wife's car and read her text messages to find out the truth. Also I want to apologize for the length of the this post.. My situation isn't pretty, my wife and I...
  6. Husband doesn't use words of affirmation when he knows it's my love language

    General Relationship Discussion
    So my husband and I have been married 12 years (and have four kids). I think we both agree we have a good supportive marriage, open communication, good sex life, etc. But all through our marriage about every six months I have somewhat of "breakdown" where I'm in tears or near tears because I...
  7. Are you allergic to your spouse?

    Long Term Success in Marriage
    Do you ever wonder what causes your blink-of-the-eye, intense reactions to your spouse or partner? Jokes aside about Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Do your ever witness yourself or your partner go from zero to bat-zip angry over something that, much later, doesn’t really matter? It’s painful. And...
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  10. Too early to be this unhappy at 6mths

    General Relationship Discussion
    Hey all, New to the group. Let me get right into it. I have been dating a man for the past 6mths. I am 31, 4 kids. Him 40, 2 kids. We live an hour from eachother, but I work in the same town as him. He came on really strong in the beginning. Talked about marriage, wanting to be with me, calling...
  11. Years of failed communication

    General Relationship Discussion
    I'm not new to Talk about Marriage; was on here years ago, but haven't posted in a while. Hello everyone and happy new year! I wanted to check with the group to get some tips and strategies for communicating better with my wife. I won't go into all of our marital history, but we've been married...
  12. No communication, need advise

    Going Through Divorce or Separation
    Sorry, new here so long post. I am one week into an unexpected and sudden separation and my wife has dropped all communication. I'm kind of lost and could use some advice. We have been married for nearly ten years and our marriage has really been good. We don't fight or argue and everyone...
  13. Marriage falling apart, what can I do?

    General Relationship Discussion
    TL;DR: I'm jobless in an unhappy marriage in a foreign country without almost any friends, I think my husband suffers from some spectrum of Asperger's syndrome making him insensitive and indifferent, unable to understand my emotional needs, and I'm feeling frustrated and helpless, and I need...
  14. I have saved a marriage of not quite 20 years, here's how

    General Relationship Discussion
    Disclaimer: (I may have) saved a marriage, I don't know, but maybe this post can help Disclaimer: The original title of this post was "I have just barely saved a marriage that is days shy of 20 years old" and was then edited to the even more obnoxious "I have saved a marriage of not quite 20...
  15. Did he really say that, or am I crazy?

    General Relationship Discussion
    Are my feelings/reactions justified? Husband is a pilot and out of town. Just spoke to him. We had been texting all morning between flights. As were are talking on the phone he starts saying that his flight attendant was "adorable" and he wants our daughter to be just like her. OK! I'm not...
  16. How To Learn Communication Skills?

    Long Term Success in Marriage
    I'd love advice on how to learn good communcation skills. I myself actually know some good skills and try to practice them. When I do have the courage to speak up I use "I" messages instead of "you" and I don't say "never" and "always" and I use active listening and am not afraid to look...
  17. Help, please, with difficult situation

    The Ladies' Lounge
    Over 10 years my wife has gradually gone from being passionately in love with me to, now, saying that she never loved me. She says that she married me because she was afraid of me, though I don't believe I've ever done anything to cause her to fear me. She said that she thought that marrying...
  18. Any Good Books on Communication?

    General Relationship Discussion
    Any Good Books on Communication that you can recommend? My wife is incapable of communicating. Her mother, father and grandmother were the same way. Many things have built up over the years that have gone unresolved and it has built up resentment. She was also an only child and somewhat spoiled...
  19. Can his unrecognized hearing loss affect MY tone of voice

    Physical & Mental Health Issues
    My husband says "you don't realize how you sound to me", meaning I talk to him with a tone he doesn't like. I honestly never want to speak to him or anyone else in a way that is unkind. After sleeping on it I began to wonder if I am using a sharp tone of voice, not to be *****y, but as my way...
  20. Wife wants agreement. I want to argue.

    General Relationship Discussion
    I would love advice from women about something my wife and I are struggling with. My wife wants me to agree with her, pretty much all the time. I grew up in a house with a lot of debates, and I have a hard time with this. To me, discussions, debates, even arguments (if they aren't nasty) are...
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