Dec 102014
 6 Ways to Help Your Depressed Husband

Saying the words “my husband is depressed” is difficult, especially if he isn’t willing to face his depression. These six ways to help your depressed husband cope will help you navigate the rocky terrain of depression and marriage. If you haven’t read up on marriage and depression, consider What to Do When Someone You Love Is Depressed: A Practical, Compassionate, and Helpful Guide by Mitch Golant and Susan K. Golant. They

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Jul 212014
Dealing With Unresolved Anger in Relationships

Past hurts and arguments are painful, and they don’t vanish overnight. These for dealing with unresolved anger in your relationship will help you break free from emotional baggage. Harriet Lerner, author of Dance of Anger: A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships says, “Anger is a tricky emotion.  It signals that something is wrong but it doesn’t tell us what is wrong or how to approach the problem in

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Mar 122013
How to Cope With a Moody Boyfriend

Here are several tips for coping with a boyfriend who is moody, unpredictable, and unhappy. They’re based on a comment I received from a woman who loves her boyfriend, but can’t make him happy. It’s important to remember that you aren’t the “problem” in your relationship. A moody, unpredictable boyfriend could be dealing with stress at work, unbalanced hormones in his body (which can cause mild or severe depression), or

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Jun 142012
What to Do When Your Husband Says He Hates You

You found the strength to say “my husband said he hates me.” Now, you must find courage to decide what to do with an angry, controlling husband. Women often tell me that their husbands hate them, or they hate their husbands. Here’s what to do if your husband calls you names and treats you like dirt. In Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men, Lundy

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Jun 102012
When Your Husband is an Alcoholic or Drug Addict

If your husband is alcoholic or addicted to drugs, you need to get help coping – in person! My heart breaks for wives who are depressed and sad because of their alcoholic husbands, and who feel trapped because they don’t have the money or support to leave. “I’m so confused, I love my husband very much but I’m so depressed and sad I can barely stand it,” says Kim on

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Oct 242011
How to Live With Your Husband's Anger Problems

Dealing with your husband’s anger can be scary and difficult. These tips on how to live with an angry husband will help you figure out what to do and how to proceed in your marriage. “One of the prevalent features of life with an angry or controlling partner is that he frequently tells you what you should think and tries to get you to doubt or devalue your own perceptions

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Aug 102011
When Your Boyfriend Threatens to Kill Himself If You Leave

Here are several ways to respond when your boyfriend or husband threatens suicide if you leave him – including advice from a woman whose husband killed himself. Read Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men by Lundy Bancroft. It’s very important for you to get a handle on what’s happening with your boyfriend emotionally and mentally. You need to learn how to cope with a

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