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Help Answering The Painful Thought “My Husband’s Low Self-Esteem Is Ruining Our Marriage”

By Mary Ellen Goggin / November 27, 2023
Unhappy man who's struggling with self-esteem looking directly into the camera.

Confronting the thought, “My husband’s low self-esteem is ruining our marriage,” can be a heart-wrenching realization. In many marriages, the ripple effects of one partner’s struggles with self-worth are profound, often leaving the other feeling insecure and as if they’re constantly walking on eggshells. This delicate balance affects not just the emotional harmony but also…

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My Husband’s Repeated Infidelity Is Ruining Our Marriage. Can He Change?

By Mary Ellen Goggin / November 13, 2023
Woman walking outside struggling with thoughts of her husband's repeated infidelity.

The discovery of a spouse’s infidelity is a gut-wrenching moment that shatters the trust foundational to any marriage. But when infidelity is not a one-time lapse in judgment, but a recurring wound, it can feel like an unending cycle of betrayal and despair. If you find yourself whispering the heart-heavy question, “Can my husband change…

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Blessing for Love in Time of Conflict

By Mary Ellen Goggin / October 31, 2023

When the gentleness between you hardens and you fall out of your belonging to each other May the depths you have reached hold you still. When no true word can be said or heard and you mirror each other in scripts of hurt When even the silence has become raw and torn May you hear…

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What To Do If You Realize You’re In An Unhappy Marriage At 60

By Mary Ellen Goggin / August 30, 2023
Couple sitting by the ocean contemplating their marriage now that they're in their 60s.

Reaching the age of 60 is often seen as a time of reflection, celebration, and wisdom. It’s a moment to look back on achievements, cherish memories, and plan for the years ahead. Yet, amidst these milestones, it can also be a time when some profound realizations come to the forefront. One such revelation that many…

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5 Things to Consider When You Discover Your Spouse Cheated

By Mary Ellen Goggin / August 22, 2023
2 wedding bands place on a dictionary above the word "marriage".

The knot in your stomach, the disbelief in your mind, the clutching in your chest – these are the overwhelming physical sensations that seize you when you discover your spouse cheated. It’s likely a moment you never thought you would face, a possibility you never wanted to confront. Whether you stumbled upon a revealing text…

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10 Tips & Guidelines For Fighting Fair In Marriage

By Mary Ellen Goggin / August 3, 2023
Couple sitting by a campfire on the beach discussing how to fight fair in marriage.

Anyone who’s been in a long-term relationship knows that conflicts are part of the package. These disagreements, however, needn’t be destructive. On the contrary, when handled properly, they can become catalysts for a deeper understanding and a stronger marriage. This is where the concept of “fighting fair” in marriage comes into play. “Fighting fair” doesn’t…

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Should You Still Fight For Your Marriage If Your Spouse Has Given Up?

By Mary Ellen Goggin / July 24, 2023
Serious couple looking at each other as they contemplate fighting for their marriage.

When you pledged ‘for better or worse’ on your wedding day, you might not have imagined that the ‘worse’ could be as challenging as your spouse giving up on your marriage. It’s a heartbreaking situation, filled with a whirlwind of emotions— anger, sadness, betrayal, and above all, utter helplessness. It is natural to wonder whether…

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What To Do If You’ve Been Cheating On Your Wife

By Mary Ellen Goggin / July 10, 2023
Man looking out a window as he contemplates how he'll tell his wife he's been cheating.

Life is rarely as clear-cut as we’d like to believe. Each person carries a unique narrative filled with complexities, and the same is true when it comes to relationships. For some reason, you’re cheating on your wife. Those are five hard-hitting words, aren’t they? It’s a statement that doesn’t leave much room for gray areas.…

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