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There comes a time when we have to let go of our children and trust that they will make the decisions that are best for them.

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Sunday, 31 May 2015 11:11

How Do I Save My Daughter's Marriage?

Question:

I have a beautiful 26-year-old daughter who is an Ayuverda physician.  Two years ago we married her to a dentist in another city.  She had to move in with her husband’s family.  Her mother-in-law abused her emotionally because of religious issues, and because my daughter earns a living and enjoys her work.  My daughter never told me of any of her problems with her in-laws. 

Two months ago she decided to move back to my house.  I was shocked to see the state my child was in.  She told me she was never going to move back in with her husband or with his family. 

I have told my son-in-law that the only solution is for him and my daughter to move out and have their own place.  However, he does not want to do that, because his parents rely completely on his care.   He never speaks up for my daughter, because he does not want to offend his mother.   He is also not supportive of my daughter furthering her studies, because he has decided to start a family and wants her to give up her work.

Since my daughter has moved back in with me and my husband, she has been studying to complete her medical examinations.

I am so worried by this situation that I cannot think of anything else. 

My daughter understands that she could lose her husband and ruin her life, because it is highly unlikely to find a good match for a divorced woman.

I don’t want to live with the shame of seeing her divorced.  I know she will be happy and successful in her career, but what good is that when she does not have a partner? 

 

What could I possibly do to save my daughter’s marriage and her happiness? I blame myself for marrying her into such an uncaring family.

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Saturday, 28 February 2015 15:06

Smoking And A Young Husband - Podcast

Face your fears.  Hiding them behind a smokescreen is not a solution for anything.

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Saturday, 28 February 2015 14:51

Smoking And A Young Husband

Question:

I'm supposed to get married in a few weeks and I'm so stressed out I don't know where to start.
I am struggling to give up smoking before the wedding.  My fiancé knows I am a smoker and he does not smoke, but thinks it is very romantic for me to smoke.  I desperately want to give up smoking because I don’t want him to start and I don’t want to be seen as a bad influence on him.  I have tried everything to give up, and it has left me angry instead of happy.

My fiancé is 24 and I'm 48.  We met over a year ago on a Christian dating site.  I wasn't looking for a younger man but he was looking for an older woman and we just connected from the beginning.  I did not even want to sign up for the dating website but some friends talked me into it.  My husband died in an accident over ten years ago.  I thought that I would never get a chance at such happiness again, but this is working so well.

My fiancé has been saving himself for marriage.  Our Christian faith is important to both of us.  I've only had sex with my late husband and never again after he passed.  I am concerned that our first experience will not meet with his expectations, and if it does, what about the second time?

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