Unhappy Marriage

10 Tips for Navigating a Sexless Marriage Separate Bedrooms Scenario

By Mary Ellen Goggin / June 14, 2024
Man sitting in the dark and looking dejected because he's living in a sexless marriage.

Living in a sexless marriage is lonely and confusing for most. If you are in this situation, you are likely feeling frustrated, isolated, and doubtful about your lovability. Despite all of the unpleasant emotions, you probably haven’t spoken about it to anyone because of the stigma of being in a sexless marriage. Then, when you…

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5 Symptoms Of A Bad Marriage & How To Resolve Them

By Mary Ellen Goggin / March 22, 2024
Couple struggling to continue to hold hands as they walk on either side of a small stream.

All marriages encounter bumps along the road. Sometimes, however, these bumps can gradually erode into potholes which are actually symptoms of a bad marriage. It’s the gradual nature of the erosion that can make it difficult to address the bumps before they grow. Recognizing the symptoms of a bad marriage as early as possible is…

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Why Won’t My Husband Fight For Our Marriage?

By Mary Ellen Goggin / March 1, 2024
Woman holding her head in frustration wondering why her husband isn't fighting for their marriage.

In the quiet of a strained relationship, the question, “Why won’t my husband fight for our marriage?” carries the weight of unspoken fears and yearnings. This question reflects deep vulnerability and the desire for connection, yet it’s tinged with confusion and sorrow over a partner’s apparent inaction. By gently unfolding the layers behind this poignant…

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3 Empty-Nest Marriage Issues & How To Resolve Them

By Mary Ellen Goggin / February 19, 2024
Couple sitting in a nest hanging from a tree.

Navigating the quiet hallways of an empty nest can feel like a journey into uncharted territory for many couples. As children grow up and venture out to build their own lives, parents are left with a profound sense of change, often questioning what comes next for their marriage. This transition period, known as the “empty…

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How to Choose Between an Unhappy Marriage and Divorce

By Mary Ellen Goggin / January 22, 2024
Woman standing at a crossroad in a corn field considering which direction to turn.

Deciding between staying in an unhappy marriage or stepping towards divorce is one of the most heart-wrenching crossroads many face. This decision involves a lot more than weighing pros and cons on a simple list. This decision necessitates navigating through a complex emotional labyrinth, where each turn represents deep-seated hopes, fears, and memories. In this…

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Between Love and Loneliness: Is a Sexless Marriage After 60 Inevitable?

By Mary Ellen Goggin / December 15, 2023
Older couple sitting on the bank of a river enjoying a glass of wine.

Wondering if a sexless marriage after 60 is just part of growing older? It’s a question many couples ask as they enter their golden years. But the idea that passion fades with age is more myth than reality. In this blog, we’ll unravel the complexities of love, sex, and intimacy after 60. You’ll discover that…

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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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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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