trapped in marriage

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When Guilt Keeps You in a Marriage You Wish Was Over

Are you staying in a marriage because you feel guilty or bad about leaving your husband? Marriage guilt can keep you stuck in an unhappy relationship for a surprisingly long time. Decades, even. The way I see it, you have two choices: stay married and keep feeling guilty, or leave the relationship and feel guilty for different reasons. Either way, […]

How to Be Financially Independent in a Controlling Relationship

These tips on how to become financially independent when you have a controlling husband are inspired by The Parable of the Forest Pit – and by a reader who asked for financial help on my article about getting money to leave your husband. Read Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. It’s the most important financial book ever written because it’s not […]

When You Don’t Have Energy or Motivation to Work on Your Relationship

The stress of everyday life is overwhelming – how do you find energy and motivation to work on your relationship problems? In the last three days, two women told me they don’t have energy or motivation to work on their marriages. Their relationships are so bad, they just avoid their husbands. “I leave the room when he walks in,” said […]

How to Recover From Broken Promises in a Relationship

Broken promises not only destroy trust in your relationship, they affect your future relationships. These tips on recovering from broken promises are inspired by a reader’s comment. In I Love You But I Don’t Trust You: The Complete Guide to Restoring Trust in Your Relationship, Mira Kirshenbaum shows you exactly what to do to restore trust in your relationship, regardless […]

How to Deal With Restlessness in Marriage

If you’re feeling restless in your marriage, you may be wondering if you’re better off alone. These thoughts on dealing with restlessness in marriage are inspired by a reader who has been questioning her happiness. In Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples, Harville Hendrix shares how to create a more loving, supportive, and deeply satisfying relationship with your […]

How to Break Free From an Emotionally Destructive Relationship

These tips on breaking free from an emotionally destructive relationship are from a spiritual counselor who overcame her own fear of leaving. She teaches others to live in freedom, fully and deeply. I always feature books on my articles because I believe books can change lives. If you’re in an emotionally difficult or destructive relationship, read The Emotionally Destructive Relationship: Seeing […]