My wife and I ended our 12-year marriage a few months ago and I find it challenging to delete from my computer all of our vacation and family pictures. I force myself to go through only a few at a time because of the current pain brought on by the memories.
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I know I bring my own problems to this marriage. I just have two things I can't wrap my head around. 1) Should I take all of the blame for everything that happens? and 2) Is verbal abuse and violence understandable if the person was abused growing up? How much understanding should be extended in situations like this?
I am finding it difficult to communicate what I want intimately with my husband in our marriage. We have been married for 26 years. Lately, all he wants to do is have sex. I do not feel the same.
I just feel I’m trapped in a marriage where I’m trying my best to keep him happy. I take care of the kids, house, appointments, I also work, I make sure he gets time with his friends, and a break from work and the kids. He never wants to talk of spiritual matters, our relationship, our kids, or me. It’s always about him.
It’s surprisingly common for newly-weds (and others anticipating marriage) to hear cynical, jaded remarks about the likelihood of future marital happiness. For their sake, it’s time to set the record straight.
My husband and I are both over 70 now and our intimacy is all over. He stays on the computer so much and struggles with erectile dysfunction. Should I just give up?
Marriage and families are central doctrines in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But for some people, this is not their present reality. Maybe a spouse has broken his or her temple covenants in some way. What now? What happens to the spouse who is remaining faithful?