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  1. Boundaries, expectations, and ultimatums

    The Ladies' Lounge
    I need some clarification on boundaries, expectations, and ultimatums. I want to set a clear boundary, but I don’t want it to become an ultimatum. The situations: My husband and I are both employed full time at the same company. For him, it’s the company he wanted to work at since he was a...
  2. When basic expectations go unmet...

    General Relationship Discussion
    My wife and I are in our early-to-mid 30's, been married for going on 10 years, are both professionals with demanding careers, and have no kids. No prior marriages for either one of us. So, there's some huge gaps between my basic ideals and reality in this marriage, and I feel sad about it just...
  3. My husband has unrealistic expectations of my family

    The Ladies' Lounge
    My husband seems to have these expectations about the amount of effort my family should make to make him feel loved and included. His family is great in that way and they do put effort in to make me feel part of the family. My family however are much more subtle and they don't express how they...
  4. Wife walked out. Death by a thousand cuts?

    Considering Divorce or Separation
    We've been married for a year, together for 6. Life is an emotional rollercoaster with my wife. There's a long history of disappointment in me and resentfulness. I think that she is at her wit's end sometimes. She doesn't know how to get through to me. I ask myself why I can't remember things...
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