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3. Encourage anyone I can. Especially young people.
7. Listen before responding or reacting.
8. Get sleep, good nutrition. They’re vital for managing stress and unexpected changes.
12. Walk whatever walk I talk.
I find that women I meet through work are often flirty and sometimes aggressive, not caring if a guy is married. I caved in during a bad time in our marriage (my wife doesn’t know). I’m back on track but feel very guilty and worry I’ll succumb again.
Can I Last?
A: Your guilt is wasted energy. So decide what to do to get rid of it.
If you confess your past straying, you’ll likely make your marital and lifestyle stress worse, due to your wife’s hurt and anger — and the possibility she’ll want to split.
But if the “bad time” is mostly past, then know that you made a mistake. Get over it, privately.
For example, can you take online courses to advance to a higher-income job? Can she start to work more hours? Would you both consider moving to a less expensive home or area where you’d afford more of what you want?
If the answers are all no, then at least you have both come to that conclusion together, and carry on as a team. Marriage and child-rearing progresses in phases, so this particular one will pass. It’s up to you two how it passes.
Either your SIL experienced a change, healthwise, and needs to be medically checked for her own well being, Or you were new to the family and she’s jealous of something. If so, try to understand and seek a truce. Or confront her privately, agree to disagree and/or visit the in-laws separately, since MIL left it to you.
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