My 14-year-old daughter doesn't want to talk much with her father or spend any time with him. He now wants to force her each month to have father/daughter time alone doing an activity. He believes some of the activities should be based on what he wants even though she isn't interested in that activity.
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The kids are staying with me in our home and my husband has another place to stay in town. We agreed to set up a visitation schedule to keep things consistent for the kids. But my husband doesn’t call the kids to say “goodnight” and doesn’t ever call them to see how they’re doing. Should I be worried about the kids having less contact with their dad?
￼Your Hardest Family Question: How do I open up communication about religion with my nonmember husband?
I have been struggling with how to separate my beliefs and feelings from his beliefs and trying to get my arms around a relationship with this big void.
My husband has been unfaithful multiple times in serious and varied ways in our 29 years of marriage. We are still married. We live very peaceful and amicable lives, however, there is no true sexual or emotional intimacy. It looks like this is the forever trajectory of this marriage.
My husband is emotionally distant and gets very defensive about absolutely NOT meeting my needs. He has a huge anger problem, like the rest of his family, but always blames me or someone else for it. I am getting so frustrated and just plain frightened of him that I am getting very ill.
Society needs to abandon the false belief that most marriages are doomed to fail. No marriage is doomed to fail, simply certain characteristics in families and individuals can make marriage harder or easier. All marriages have the potential to be functioning and happier, but it takes work.
Your Hardest Family Question: How do I cut off contact with an unfaithful friend without making a scene?
I recently discovered my wife of twenty plus years was having an affair with my best friend. I’ve decided to forgive my wife and try and make things good again between us, and she cut off all communication with him completely. My question is, how do I explain to my kids, family, and friends why two couples who did a lot together now no longer talk or do anything?