How Do I Tell My Husband I’m Unhappy?

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How Do I Tell My Husband I’m Unhappy?

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How Do I Tell My Husband I’m Unhappy?

“Communication to a relationship is like oxygen to life. Without it…it dies.” Tony Gaskins

 

The best predictor for whether a couple will ultimately divorce is not their age, income or even whether they are facing stressful life challenges. It’s how they communicate.

Sandra and her husband have been married for 18 years and have two kids together. Her husband thinks their marriage is fine, but Sandra feels like she has more of a roommate than a husband. There is no emotional connection between them, they don’t talk much and they rarely touch. Here’s what she shared with me:

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The Loveless Marriage

“There is one thing worse than an absolutely loveless marriage: a marriage in which there is love but on one side only.” Oscar Wilde

 

Loveless Marriage.

Seems like an oxymoron, doesn’t it?

I can tell you from firsthand coaching experience, if you feel this describes your life or situation, you’re in good company. It’s what you’re willing to do about it that will set you apart.

Theresa has been married for 30 years. She married when she was young and seemingly invincible, thinking she knew what her life was supposed to look like. Her dream included being married ...continue reading...

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  1. This story is my life exactly. My husband is a truck driver and we’ve been married 24 years and have 3 sons; 2 in college and 1 in middle school.

    I felt as Theresa did, until one day after a heated argument when our youngest was small; I told my husband I was unhappy because I allowed him to treat me the way he did.

    Mind you being on the road all week when he came home, I was ready to have fun and do adult things and he was always too tired. But when he wanted to do something, it was #1 priority. It got to the point where I was done waiting around for him and began either doing things where I cud take the boys with or leaving them with him. This of course became a problem. He complained about me no longer being nurturing and caring, I didn’t call or text him enuf. I was no longer running to the door excited to see him in his eyes. He has been battling depression since the death of him mom 2 weeks before our wedding, then his dad and only sister passed a few years later. Because of his depression he became unhealthy and morbidly obese which put a big strain on our sex life. He just recently started going through grief counselling. Now all along I had suggested he was depressed and he looked at it as a personal attack and looked at it as I was saying things to hurt him. In fact he tended to look at many things that way. I realize he was in denial but to have someone you love not take the time to understand and listen to your feelings was very heartbreaking for me. I was stuck my self esteem was low and I began realizing how negative and toxic his mindset was. I realized I had lost sight of who I was. So I began working outside the home, doing things that I was interested in. This didn’t go over well either.

    Now he tells me he is unhappy, he wants his old wife back, I didn’t ask him if I could change, the list goes on and on.

    Intimately we no longer connect well. Even though he became twice my size he would expect me to dress sexy for him and initiate sex, and I was so turned off at the fact that he wasn’t trying to look sexy or attractive for me. He didn’t even notice that during missionary, I was unable to breath under him and this was/is the only position he wants to do because either he can’t get comfortable in any other one or it takes me too long, in his opinion; to get comfortable when I am on top and he loses interest. One time I really couldn’t breathe and when he got up I began gasping for air, which I would usually hide; but I really couldn’t that time. But instead of showing concern for me; he got mad at me.

    There are more issues that haven’t been resolved, because he refuses to hear/understand my feelings; and views me trying to talk about them as me bringing up something bad he did for the purpose of hurting him. He says that my need to be understood will be the end of our marriage.

    I know I am by no means a perfect wife, and I’m sure he has stories of where I have hurt him, been mean, etc. I just don’t know how to let go of so many years of pain, disrespect, resentment and unresolved issues.

    I just resonated so much with the Theresa story that it felt really good to know I wasn’t alone.

    Thank you for listening.

    by Denise on July 22nd, 2017 at 4:00 pm
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Is My Marriage in Trouble?

“Sorrow comes in great waves…but rolls over us, and though it may almost smother us, it leaves us. And we know that if it is strong, we are stronger, inasmuch as it passes and we remain.”  Henry James

 

I’ve been doing this a long time. And as you know, I’ve been where you’ve are and know what you’re feeling if you’re in a marriage that leaves you feeling trapped and alone, or dishonors who you are.

I understand how scary it can be to look closely at your marriage because….

What if it’s not as picture-perfect as it ...continue reading...

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Love is Durable. Trust is Fragile. Respect is Crucial.

“Without respect, love is lost.” Unknown Author

 

No one calls a Love Coach when their relationships are going well. So, I’ve spoken to thousands of people about their troubled relationships; some find their way back to one another and some do not.

In the midst of that, here’s what I’ve found:

Love is durable.

It can withstand a lot of ups and downs, all the ebbs and flows that happen in a relationship. It can live through a lot of hurt and still be the light in a dark place. When you love someone, even when things aren’t ...continue reading...

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