Mindfulness And Self-Care: Dealing With Toxic In-Laws

 

Adulthood is worrying about liabilities, necessities, and relationships – stress! Too much of it can cause you mental health problems. And make no mistake – it can kill you! You have probably heard about people who committed suicide out of depression, and the number is growing day by day. Besides committing suicide, depression can cause you to acquire several diseases such as cancer, heart, problems, and more.…

How Social Media Is Killing Marriage

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We heard stories of couples experiencing challenging situations and even go to the extreme point of separating or divorcing all just because of the influence of social media. For real? Yes. This is actually happening today and this article will try to elaborate further on how social media can destroy marriage and will also look into the strategies to prevent it from happening.…

Dealing with Depression As A Couple

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When partners put their relationship first and view it as the goose that will lay the golden egg, so to speak, they tend to guard it as if their lives depended on it. — Stan Tatkin Psy.D.

Hugh and Claire were married for six years now and life has been good for them until Claire was diagnosed with breast cancer stage 1 that puts their relationship to a test.

“It was really hard for me. I lost my sense of perception and focus in life. I neglected my obligations and duties as a wife and mother to our two kids. I can’t believe that this would happen to my family.”

Hugh recounted that Claire was already showing signs of depression after the diagnosis. “It’s already hard to accept that she is having breast cancer. But it is harder to see her getting caught up by her depression every day.”…

How I Almost Lost My Marriage Thru Chat Rooms (And How I Saved It Back)

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John and I have been married for 5 years now. We decided that I’ll be a stay-at-home wife after marriage while he continues to work as a finance manager in a banking firm. The arrangement was pretty much comfortable at the beginning. I make sure that I attend to his needs and take care of our household. We also decided not to have babies at first. We wanted to experience our togetherness and enjoy each other’s company before we bring in children to our family.

The values are obvious. These couples are putting the needs of their kids first and their own needs second—but it’s a close second and that’s the beauty. — Susan Pease Gadoua L.C.S.W.

Coping With A Partner’s Mental Illness And The Family Life

When someone in the family is diagnosed with a mental illness, it becomes a family illness. It becomes a family matter altogether, regardless of who is affected. This is mainly because people turn to family first as their support system. It’s never an either-or situation where it’s better if only a certain family member experiences. But definitely, there are different challenges to it. Children experiencing depression is different from adults experiencing depression, especially parents.                                                                  

She Cheated On Me – Is It Stupid Of Me To Forgive?

But I don’t think this is why he quit and I don’t think this is why it’s getting so much attention. I think there may be other personal secrets that he wants to prevent the public from knowing because it would hurt his family further. — Sari Cooper, CST, LCSW

I have told these words to my best friend not long ago.

In our 30 years of friendship, I have seen him cry on three occasions. First was when his mother died when we were 10. I had to share Optimus Prime with him just so he would stop messing up my pillow with his snot. The second time he cried was during his wedding day. We were waiting for his wife at the altar and he was beaming. Suddenly, his eyes were filled with tears as she walked towards him. I had to give him my hanky so that he could wipe the tears off his face.

The third occasion to which I saw him cry was when my god daughter was born. She was a preemie and her early coming gave us all quite a scare. We really thought that she wouldn’t make it and yet she did. Actually, I joined him with the tears. I love his little girl too.…

Tips On How To Handle An Insecure Partner

Just when you thought you were in the clear, another fight, breach of trust, or crisis occurs making it harder to ignore the pull to leave. — Susan Pease Gadoua L.C.S.W.

Insecurity is something we all go through at some point in our lives. Some people may feel more insecure than others. At times, an insecure partner can damage the relationship because they can become too controlling. They are constantly telling you where you can and cannot go, who you can and cannot talk to, and they want to know every single thing that you do. This can be very draining and it can have a negative impact on your marriage.…

I Love My Wife, But Why Am I A Wayward Husband

One of the most devastating emotional, physical, and spiritual wounds in a couple happen when a partner cheats. — Sam Louie MA, LMHC

My wife Sarah and I got married in our early 20’s, fresh from college with big dreams for our careers and even bigger ones for our future family. She worked as a nurse, while I was a high school teacher. The first few years weren’t exactly smooth-sailing, but we were happy and in love.…

How To Cope With A Partner That Is Suffering With Addiction

Every relationship has highs and lows, but when you are continually questioning the relationship, these ups and downs are more profound. — Susan Pease Gadoua L.C.S.W.

This is probably one of the toughest problems in life and in marriage. In this case, not only does addiction have a negative impact on the partner, but also the kids, other family members, work and their own personal health and well-being. This is also another major reason for couples getting divorced. During this time, you need to be the pillar of strength. We know that it is difficult. It is also important that you do not blame yourself or feel responsible for your partner’s addiction. Rather, work on finding a solution and working on the matter at hand. Addiction is not a problem that can’t be treated and it’s not lifelong either. It can be worked on and your marriage can be saved. There are married couples out there who have survived addiction and they are now thriving and living happy, clean married lives. Here’s what you can do to help your partner overcome their addiction:

 

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Different Retirement Plans: How To Push Through Marriage

If your relationship has hit a rocky patch, confronting the issues now could transform your marriage — and save it from destruction in the future. — April Eldemire LMFT

Imagine being with the person that you love for several decades. You think that everything will be as smooth as before. But when it comes to settling down after working 8 hours every day, five days a week, you and your other half have different retirement plans. Would you compromise with your own plans to accommodate his? Or would you hold your ground and just do what you want?…