How can we tell when we’ve crossed the line from love into lust? What’s the difference between enjoying each other and using each other? Are certain behaviors categorically off-limits? Have the Savior’s servants given us clear instruction and guidelines?
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My wife and I really enjoy music together but she regulates my music. There are songs she labels “sexy girl music” that she doesn't want me to listen to at home. I am willing to go my whole life without this type of music, I just wonder if it's healthy for my marriage relationship for my wife to be that restrictive.
Even though his youngest is 23 years old, his ex-wife is constantly trying to take "family" pictures without me. We have gotten along fine over the years, but now at every event where we are all there, she frequently asks me to take a picture of all of them. I found out last summer that his ex-wife regretted divorcing him shortly after she'd done so and wanted him back.
I don’t understand why he is so begrudging and hesitant about these things. I came from a home without a father and SO BADLY wanted a strong Priesthood holder presence in my husband. What could this be from and how can this be stopped?
My husband was recently hospitalized and I came across an email he had sent to his college girlfriend expressing that he still had feelings for her and that he thinks about her and wishes that he could hold her tight and just talk about old times. Needless to say, I was devastated.
In a scenario where a man and woman are married, is it okay to be flirty and explicit if your partner initiates the conversation with an image or hints at some kind of intimate behavior? My wife was like this with me for our entire marriage, now I find it difficult to turn that off. I also question myself about the appropriateness of keeping the saved photos acquired over our marriage. Should I delete these photos? If the answer is “yes”, should all other memories be discarded and deleted as well? And, is there something wrong with me because I want to revisit those images and experiences?
We’ve all seen the headline: “Money is the leading cause of divorce.” In fact, it isn’t money itself, but disagreement about it that makes financial conflict the strongest predictor of divorce. Financial disagreements “last longer, are harder to resolve, and are more important to spouses than other types of disagreements.” Indeed, one reason financial issues appear to be so important to marital quality is because they reflect deeper, more serious marital processes and challenges.