Unhappy Marriage

What To Do If You’re In An Unhappy Marriage But Afraid To Leave

By Mary Ellen Goggin / October 12, 2021
Man rolling a bag and walking our of a building toward the rising sun.

Moments of knowing. We all have them, thanks to that “inner voice” that only begs us to listen. It lets us know when like becomes love. And it mercifully lets us know when happiness can no longer be feigned. Even if you’re in an unhappy marriage but afraid to leave, that voice will continue to…

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7 Signs A Woman Is Unhappy In Her Marriage

By Mary Ellen Goggin / August 3, 2021
Depressed woman laying in a fetal position on her unmade bed.

When marriage hits a dry spell, you may both feel what you can’t necessarily define, let alone explain. If you’re a husband, would you recognize the signs a woman is unhappy in her marriage? And, if you’re a wife, would you even recognize the signs in yourself? Inevitably, the unhappiness of one partner will affect…

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Nagging Power in Relationships

By Mary Ellen Goggin / July 15, 2021
Nagging Power in Relationships

No one likes to be nagged. Anyone who’s been on the receiving end of nagging power will probably tell you that without nagging the world would be a better place. And so would their lives.  Yet, despite its bad reputation, nagging works; it often gets things done, can uncover an unhelpful relationship dynamic or an…

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What To Do If You Have An Unhappy Marriage But Still Love Your Spouse

By Mary Ellen Goggin / May 26, 2021
Husband and wife holding hands across a table.

Love doesn’t guarantee happiness. And an unhappy marriage doesn’t necessarily equate to an absence of love. (Strange the way reality can annihilate a good fairytale.) Contrary as it may seem, it is possible to have an unhappy marriage but still love your spouse. The question, of course, is what to do when love and marital…

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How To Talk To Your Spouse About Resentment Without Starting An Argument

By Mary Ellen Goggin / April 28, 2021
Woman sitting on her bed feeling resentful.

It doesn’t make sense, really. Somehow, beneath the blood-boiling seething, you’re supposed to know how to talk to your spouse about resentment. That’s right. Talk about the resentment in your marriage, but don’t show resentment or start an argument. It’s a tall order when you think about it. You need to get this bitter indignation…

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5 Strategies To Consider If You’re Unhappy In Your Marriage And Don’t Know Why

By Mary Ellen Goggin / April 9, 2021

You never question it when you feel it. When happiness lifts your spirits like a kite on a Mary Poppins breezy day, you run with it…sometimes down the aisle. But what about the flip side of that? What happens when you’re unhappy in marriage…and don’t know why? Happiness is so fundamental to our sense of…

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10 Unmistakable Signs Your Marriage Can Be Saved

By Mary Ellen Goggin / January 19, 2021
Couple holding left hands and displaying their wedding bands.

Marriage, in its ideal state, is that exclusive union whose intimacy has the power to heal age-old wounds and save your faith in love. But what happens when that link to hope itself needs hope? What are some of the signs your marriage can be saved when you’re viewing your closeness in a rear-view mirror?…

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8 Things To Consider If You’ve Been In An Unhappy Marriage For Years

By Mary Ellen Goggin / October 21, 2020
Profile of an unhappy woman.

You’re enough of a realist to expect some down days, occasional heated arguments, and I’ll-lose-my-mind-if-I-don’t-get-some-alone-time pinings for a solo vacay. None would be on your favorites list, but none would qualify your marriage as “unhappy,” either. Being in an unhappy marriage, let alone an unhappy marriage for years, takes a different toll. Believe it or…

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