I have a childhood friend and we have been through a lot together. We’re now both married, have kids and living the family life. I look at him as my brother. Last night my wife hugged him goodbye in a way that seemed way more intimate than I am comfortable with. How do I bring it up with her?
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Several years ago, my teenage daughter took her life on Thanksgiving. I was devastated, heartbroken and traumatized. Just months before, I found out about my husband’s betrayals and thirty-year pornography use. As difficult as my daughter’s death was, I was angrier and more distraught with my husband. Should my daughter’s death have been more prevalent in my thoughts?
Years ago, when I found out about my husband's secretive pornography use, I recommended the two of us see a therapist, which we did. I would leave feeling confused, downhearted, and responsible for my husband's actions. I feel like this therapist was gaslighting me. Is it normal for me to still feel resentful to this person who I trusted to help me through a very difficult time?
My son has been married about ten years now. My son and his wife brought up concerns many times about the cost of children which I think was a deterrent for their delay in having them. I told them if they decided to have children, I would financially provide everything a baby and toddler would need. But now the babies are growing up and they're asking for more and more.
Your Hardest Family Question: How can I have a relationship with my son when his wife won’t allow it?
My daughter in law is very controlling in every aspect of her and my son’s marriage. She controls the money, what they do with their time as a family, etc. and has even told my son he cannot talk to me, his mother, without her presence.
I am 73 years old, and this is my third marriage. My husband recently told me he hadn’t been happy in years and then promptly moved in with a friend of his. Now I find out he has a girlfriend. Yep, at 70!
My father was a presence, someone to be reckoned with, impossible to ignore, a standard of integrity, absolutely to be counted on. He was a large 6’4″; shoulders broad enough to carry the weight of all our cares, with a resonant, deep solo voice, that could hit notes so low on the bass clef no one could match him. It was a sonorous voice that resonated through my life that I learned to trust absolutely.