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#AskBrotherWord – Together Alone

#AskBrotherWord - Together Alone

BrotherWord,

Really not sure what to do.  I don’t want to be labeled as the cheating husband, but what do you do when your needs aren’t met at home.  And I’m not talking about physical needs, not to say that isn’t a problem too, but the connection on a mental and emotional level it takes to sustain a relationship.  I love my wife, but she stopped being my wife long ago.  She’s wrapped up in herself, the kids, her job, her family, her friends, and everything else but me and our marriage.  I’m tired of being taken for granted and neglected.  The saying is true, whatever is missing at home can be found elsewhere, and I’m beginning to look elsewhere.  Please help before this gets too far out of hand.

Sincerely,

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Ask BrotherWord – Holiday Turkey

Ask BrotherWord - Holiday Turkey

Dear BrotherWord,

As the holidays approach, I am faced with the same issues I’ve been going through for the past 5 years – holiday dinner. The difference between my husband’s family and my family is night and day.  My family is more traditional and I grew up with the quintessential holiday norms and I became accustomed to hosting, cooking the norms, such as turkey, dressing, vegetables, mashed potatoes, etc., baking pies, and being at home playing games and spending time with family and friends.  My husband on the other hand grew up celebrating holidays completely different.  They didn’t cook, didn’t gather together for dinner, most times than not going to any random restaurant to eat, and eventually split up spending the holidays separately visiting other people or doing their own thing.  Since we’ve been married, we’ve pretty much operated the same way with my husband visiting with my family and me for a brief time, but eventually departing and going about his business.  I’ve done my best to allow him to celebrate the holidays as he would like and enjoy them, but this year I want to host at our house, have everyone over, cook and bake, and have my husband participate in it all.  I’m not sure how that will go over or whether both families can coexist.  What should I do?  Am I setting myself up for disappointment?

Thank You,

Holiday Turkey

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