Unhappy Marriage

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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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 Your Husband’s or Wife’s Anxiety Is Ruining Your Marriage

By Mary Ellen Goggin / May 22, 2023
Man wearing a baseball cap and wondering what to do about his wife's anxiety ruining their marriage.

Marriage is based on a strong, unbreakable connection. You may have married your spouse with this belief. However, anyone who’s been married for any length of time can recognize this statement as the myth it is. And it is definitely not that way now. Now, you’re suspicious your husband’s or wife’s anxiety is ruining your…

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How To Know When It’s Time To Stop Fighting For Your Marriage

By Mary Ellen Goggin / March 17, 2023
2 wedding rings on opposite sides of a crumpled and torn piece of paper saying marriage.

For better or for worse, until death do us part. Whenever you begin to wonder if you should stop fighting for your marriage, this is what your inner voice says to you. After all, these were the commitments made when you walked down the aisle, said your vows, and signed the marriage certificate. You promised…

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