My wife tells everyone our problems and it has become a huge issue in our marriage. After several attempts at correcting this concern of mine, it has yet to end. My wife and I continue to go in circles with this issue. My name is Patrick and I am sharing my marital journey with you as a guest blogger for the Marriage Fitness Website. Although my wife and I do not have the perfect marriage, we still try to make our marriage the best it can be. After any fight or argument we are usually able to snap right back and fix the issue. However, everything becomes a lot more difficult to correct when everyone is aware of our issues. I constantly feel as though I am being judged by all of our friends and loved ones.
At first, my wife would only tell people our issues in privacy. She would also keep it between a few close friends and some family. However, over the past few years it has got out hand and it seems that I can’t go anywhere without someone making a comment. It is very uncomfortable knowing that my wife tells everyone our problems. Because I am aware that people know our problems, it makes me feel like there is a spot light on me anytime I am doing anything. I often think that I will make a bigger mistake out of fear that people are waiting for me to err. I have asked nicely, begged, and pleaded if my wife could please stop telling everyone about our relationship to no avail. I was willing to do anything to put an end to the embarrassment.
My wife even began speaking about our issues in front of me. I didn’t understand why my wife tells everyone our problems. I felt that it hurt our reputation and many of our friends did not want to continue a relationship with us because that is all my wife ever wanted to talk about. I stopped going out with my friends to avoid any embarrassment. Slowly, I wanted nothing to do with my wife anymore. I had a lot of built up resentment that was growing stronger with each day. I loved my wife very much, but I had enough. I could not take the chance of doing anything wrong that will get told to her friends.
My wife noticed my distance and one word answers right away. She then realized how wounded I actually was. Without my consent, my wife bought the Marriage Fitness Boot Camp for the two of us to join. I was extremely hesitant at first. However, I knew that I owed an effort to my wife and my family so I agreed to complete the program with her. It was the best decision I could have made. My wife understood my concern and has stopped telling everyone our problems. Plus, we now have a new beginning to our happy marriage.
My husband left me because he was "drowning." My therapist was leading me to divorce. I listened to Mort's program. With the grace of God it worked!
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