This week on social media, Sister Kristen Oaks, wife of President Dallin H. Oaks, offered a look into how they have involved their whole family in celebrating and learning about the Restoration this past year.
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My husband of 26 years left me right before COVID hit hard. There were no calls or texts for six months. I filed for divorce and he got served and started (with a fight) spousal support. Two payments later he’s now been back for a few months. He says it’s a midlife crisis (he’s in his early 50s). My question is how and what do I do now?
The wise do take the time, year after year, to sit down and carefully analyze their financial portfolios. However, they may never even think to take a serious look at what’s going on with their bodies. They spend years working to create a sum of money for retirement, only to spend their retirement debilitated, tired, out of shape, or battling a life-threatening disease—if they live to their retirement years at all.
Along the way in marriage, we may wonder if we failed to discern fundamental flaws in our partners when we were courting. We wonder if we made poor decisions in marrying the people we did. Or we begin to demand that our partners change. Resentment grows. Contention increases. Is there hope to get back to a loving relationship in the midst of such irritations?
We have five small children, and I am a stay-at-home mom. I always dreamed of this and I would not change it for anything in the world! But parenting so many small children, especially during a pandemic with no outside help, is mentally and physically exhausting. My husband is the only one I can turn to for relief and he resents it.