Lolita said on
Family does not always make the best supporters as they usually take one or the other side as they know you both well. A good friend who will keep your secrets can be invaluable. Sometimes just discussing a problem with someone lightens the load, and can help you to find solutions. Professional help can be expensive, though some community clinics offer free help. But don´t keep it all inside - find someone to talk to.
Nickol said on
SUMMERS said on
Family and friends are the primary supporters for most marriages, so when a couple’s nearest allies are unsupportive, it can be hard to overcome. Then you’ll have to rely more on each other to keep the momentum going in the right direction, and it may mean drowning out those louder, more negative voices in your surroundings. Try to put into perspective why your normal support network might be unsupportive here. They may be worried you’re not right for each other, but they could also just be worried about losing you. If that’s the case, you’ll need to make new friends that support your marriage 100%.
LANE64 said on
Well done for realizing that you need support and asking for help. Although a marriage is between two people it is never meant to be faced alone, and having a circle of supportive people (friends and family) is essential. The wife especially needs other women with whom she can share and receive the nurture and conversation that she needs. If you are able to join a church group or club of likeminded people, this is helpful. Try to cultivate friendships with other couples who are at a similar stage of life as you and your spouse. If you have particular problems in your marriage it is always advisable to seek help from a professional marriage counselor or therapist.