How do we stop wanting to win every disagreement?
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“We have to let our emotions out. I’m being true to myself. I won’t stuff my emotions just because you don’t want to hear them!” I immediately recognized this daughter’s familiar excuse for emotionally beating up another person that is so accepted nowadays. I wondered how it is still possible that these lies about emotions are still being taught.
My husband and his brother were small children when their mother placed their newborn sister for adoption. Recently they reconnected and he's suddenly showing her the kind of verbal affection I've always wanted from him. They have admitted to being obsessed with each other. He won’t go to counseling with me. Do I just get used to this?
My husband's daughter took her life even though her dad moved to be with her for the last three months of her life to help support and encourage her. This was devastating because she was with her dad when she took her life. We don't know how to recover.
My wife divorced me last year after I worked hard for a few years trying to fix some serious mistakes I made in our marriage. I didn’t want her to divorce me, so I’m not sure how to move on when I wasn’t really given a choice.
Relationships require selfless service to survive. Although there are multiple reasons people cite for their relationship dysfunctions, from infidelity to arguments, relationship problems usually all have two things in common: dishonesty and selfishness.
My granddaughter-in-law’s mother has multiple sclerosis and is fairly home bound. Our family does lots of things together. We alternate holidays so she spends every other one with her mother. I feel so bad for her mother being on her own. I always invite her to come share in the fun, but she never comes. She has a limited fixed income and feels that if she can't contribute, she would feel guilty.