It can be a challenge for men to find straightforward relationship help; however, I’ve worked with countless men over my years in practice, from roughneck oil workers to CEO’s. In addition, my husband, Don, was of great help and insight when I was creating my various books and programs. Both of us are committed to helping men enjoy happy marriages built on the foundation of a romantic friendship. That’s especially so if you are presently more motivated than your wife to save your marriage. So don’t panic. Do what’s right for you and your marriage in the long-term, and see whether the resources on this site can help.
Some of the most common complaints I hear from men include having a wife who:
- is having an emotional or physical affair and refusing to end it
- is having an inappropriate male friendship
- has become secretive with her behavior or phone
- gives you mixed messages or seems less committed to the marriage
- has lost interest in sexual intimacy or withholds sexual intimacy
- is always angry, negative or overly emotional
- has grown apathetic about you or the marriage
- talks too much, “nags” or micro-manages your time
- refuses to communicate or is a poor communicator
- texts excessively when you’re at work or socializing
- doesn’t appreciate you or what you do for her or your family
- puts the children before the marriage or doesn’t let you parent in the way you want
- has a short fuse or throws adult temper tantrums so that you must “walk on eggshells”
- spends too much time on social media, her computer or her phone
- is critical, self-focused or quick to blame you for the marriage problems
- doesn’t help with finances or household chores
- doesn’t get along with in-laws or extended family
- has stopped showing you as much patience, kindness or affection
Yet as they say, it takes two to tango. You may be faced with the consequences of some of your own poor behavior or choices. Your wife may be threatening to leave the marriage because of ill-treatment or an infidelity on your part.
Regardless, there are steps you can take to reconnect with your spouse and save your marriage. Please review your options by clicking here.
You may also wish to spend a few moments browsing the relationship articles on this website, including the popular 14 Lifelines to Revive a Fading Marriage in 2 Weeks. My other articles cover a wide range of marriage problems and may similarly help you get your head around things. You’ll find two articles below and more by clicking here.
As a former divorce mediator and a current marital mediator, I know that people tend to make a lot of assumptions about how divorce will