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  1. Trouble with mixing my parent's and in laws

    General Relationship Discussion
    Some people will be aware of my marriage issues from other threads but there is another issue i'd like advice on. My Wife and I have been together for 21 years, as were 17 when we met we needed the support from both our parents. Unfortunately we made the mistake of socialising with both her...
  2. Parents are on the edge of their marriage, Help?

    General Relationship Discussion
    I don't know what to do, my parent's marriage completely lost all the love that was in it. I'm 16 years old and my parent's have been married at least 25 years. Now their marriage is going even further downhill than it is currently. I don't think that they will get a divorce any time soon and...
  3. FAMILY: How far do they get in your head?

    General Relationship Discussion
    Do you ever wonder especially about your relationship and partner where the line is draw between your thoughts and those planted by your family. Do you ever find yourself torn trying to decipher if a flaw you are aware of is really that awful or was your family criticism what made it so big? and...
  4. Marriage Trouble

    General Relationship Discussion
    My husband and I have gone through some major challenges the past 2 years. We have only been married 3 years, but together for a total of 8. Our latest, biggest struggle is an issue with my parents. It is a very long story - but in a nut shell, they have tried to tell us what to do and...
  5. My Father wants to leave, please give advice

    Considering Divorce or Separation
    Background information -My parents have been married for 24 years. -I am 23 and my sister is 19, my parents are in their late 40's. -My parents have been great towards us children, providing us with an excellent up bringing with no problems or arguments between them. They have never cheated or...
  6. Wife: we can take the kids to see my family only if we then get a trip to ourselves

    Considering Divorce or Separation
    Married seven years, two children (one with special needs). I moved away from my home province to come up here to marry her after doing the long-distance thing for a while. Her parents are deeply involved in the lives of our children, while my folks live far away and only get to see them a few...
  7. Forbidden Love

    The Family & Parenting Forums
    I am coming here because I have exhausted my friends and family with my story and sadness. Me: I am a 28 year old man living in New York City with a good job and I am a good person. I have a good family who support me in my decision and a great relationship with my Fiance. We love each other...
  8. Daughter of a Depressed Alcoholic and a Controlling Cheater

    Relationships and Addiction
    Alllllright. Here I am, not knowing who to talk to really about this and I suppose I may need to get it off my chest. Or maybe I'm looking for some advice, I don't know. I just want third party thoughts. A little about me: I'm turning 22 soon and am graduating college, going onto graduate...
  9. Balance between parents and wife

    General Relationship Discussion
    Its been almost 3.5 years since our marriage. We are staying in US currently on H1 visa and my parents are staying in India along with my sister who is divorcee. She had some problems when she was a kid and due to that she is not normal. As such she is able to do most of the things(like...
  10. Dealing with your own parents and their damage

    The Family & Parenting Forums
    This may not be the right forum - I'm looking for advice and/or links to a good forum where I can discuss problems with my parents. I'm having a tough time in my marriage and in parenting my seven-year-old daughter. Both of these things put a strain on my relationship with my own parents (mainly...
  11. Scared of bf folks

    General Relationship Discussion
    I do not get along with my boyfriend's parents. We can't talk to one another. Nothing personal its just that we do not have much common ground (probably because they're in there mid sixties and I'm in my late twenties.) I work with people, my understanding and torrents for different...
  12. Psychiatrist father said some weird shı†

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    When I was about 14 or 15 my father, a board certified psychiatrist/neurologist, said that I suffered an Oedipal complex. I knew what an Oedipal complex was because Freudian psychology was in the media in the early 70s. But he had to spell it out. "It means you want to murder your father so...
  13. I Want To Know The Truth

    Financial Problems in Marriage
    Years ago I trusted my Dad until I found out he had been lying about lots of stuff. Mainly debts at the time but it also affected me badly as well and emotionally. I then found out to my dismay that my Dad has narcistic tendencies from checking and compulsive liar issues. Years ago my Dad was a...
  14. Wife's EA with Stepbrother...Expose to Family vs. Don't Ask Family for Help per 180

    Coping with Infidelity
    I don't really suppose that my story is outrageously unique, and I'm working on putting my "full story" out there, but I have a specific question which I don't necessarily know requires the whole screenplay yet be completed. My wife has been involved with an on-again/off-again EA with her...
  15. Wife, Divorce and Her Parents

    Going Through Divorce or Separation
    Fairly young couple and marriage, I have 25 and she is 23, military marriage, we have been together for 6 years, but married for 3 of those. I will start at the beginning, my wife dropped me off at work, said I love you and she was off, about 1 hour later I got called in to my commanders office...
  16. Together yet Seperate

    Considering Divorce or Separation
    Need input...should I stay in the same house or file for divorce? Been married 24 years...dated 4 years prior to wedding...marriage counseling twice, 4 kids...22,17,15,14. These are the stats. My husband is not a bad person...I am not a bad person...we don't have addiction issues, infidelity...
  17. In-Laws

    The Ladies' Lounge
    Horrible In-Law / Incredible Husband - How to Make it Work Ok if anyone has any advice for me - please share! I am happily married to the love of my life. He is a military man who is kind, honest, hard-working.. and I could go on to use every positive adjective in the book but you get the idea...
  18. What kind of person is my gf? Did I make the right decision? What should I do now?

    General Relationship Discussion
    Sorry for the long post. My gf, actually my ex now (after a series of events), is studying her Ph.D program and a few weeks back she had a big exam to present her phd proposal. It was a very important time for her and consequently very stressful. Two days before she had to hand in her proposal...
  19. My wife and my family

    General Relationship Discussion
    Hello, i am new to this page and i dont know if i am getting ideas to my head or just wrong. I been married for a year and we both come from very united families, but for some reason she wont have a relationship with my family as i have developed with hers. I have confronted to her about it but...
  20. Black Sheep of Family

    The Family & Parenting Forums
    I am the 2nd oldest of 4 children. My brother is 2 years older than I am. My sister is 7 years younger and my other brother is 9 years younger. My Dad is deceased. I have not been the "perfect" son by any means of the imagination but I certainly haven't been the worst. We have all made...
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