How husband feels when wife puts husband second?

Insignificant and disrespected Most replied that they felt a deep lack of respect from not only their wives, but from their children. “Respect is important to a man, and he doesn’t feel that when the children consistently come first,” said one man. Unloved Most men, unlike most women, associate love with actions instead of with … Continue reading How husband feels when wife puts husband second?

Enabling adult children

My wife enables her adult children. Enabling happens when a parent removes a naturally occurring negative consequence from a grown child’s life, and the child doesn’t learn from the experience. Said differently, it’s when a parent and child get stuck in a cycle that keeps both dependent on the other in a way that doesn’t … Continue reading Enabling adult children

Unconditional love in parenting

The basic idea behind unconditional love seems quite reasonable. You should love your children just for who they are, regardless of what they do. Children shouldn't have to worry whether their actions will cause you to love them less. They should be able to count on your love no matter what. If you look at … Continue reading Unconditional love in parenting

Still doesn’t feel like family

My adult stepchildren are respectful towards me, but they don't respect me. They make their mom feel like they are respecting her when in reality they are simply manipulating her. I have watched it for 13 years now. She spoils her kids (normal) but also enables their behavior. Her kids don't respect my decisions unless … Continue reading Still doesn’t feel like family

Forsaking all others

Forsaking all others also means you prioritize your own children in such a way that your marriage remains the priority. Marriage is a man and woman coming together and forsaking all others. If a partner in the marriage considers someone else equal to or greater than their spouse, that marriage is heading for the rocks, … Continue reading Forsaking all others

Adult children threatening my marriage

My issue is an adult child living in my house. Her adult child. My wife's adult child.I met him 13 years ago when I was dating his mother.Today he is 29 years old, working and making $50,000 per year. He pays $400 in room and board. The problem? He seems to have made our house, … Continue reading Adult children threatening my marriage

Stressors for an Introvert

Talking to people Being put on the spot Making small talk Job interviews Phone calls Meeting new people Dealing with people without enough "me" time Unannounced visitors Group projects Public speaking Having to give someone negative feedback Leading a meeting Confrontation in general Time pressures. Too many things to do, not enough time