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As a woman who blogs about the sensitive issue of sexual intimacy in marriage, you can only imagine the number of emails and comments I get from people in difficult marriages.
And I am well aware that the suggestions I and other marriage bloggers offer may sound... well... all good in theory, but extremely unrealistic in the midst of horrendous pain.
I get that. I know. I've been through a divorce and I've journeyed difficulties in my current marriage, so the point is not lost on me. I also shared vulnerably about some things in our life in this post.
I know that some of you reading this have indeed tried... and are continuing to try... to improve your marriage relationship to no avail. Things aren't getting better and you wonder if they ever will.
I'm sad with you if that is indeed your situation.
My heart grieves when any marriage becomes a treacherous battleground... a desert of long-suffering, not just for you, but for your spouse and possibly for your children.
I want to share with you an article I stumbled across that is steeped in much vulnerability. The writer, Elisabeth Corcoran, speaks out of her own journey. Her voice and insights may be a glass of cool water for you at a desolate time.
It's a long article, but worth the read, especially if you are in a difficult marriage. You may be able to glean from it something that speaks vividly into your circumstances...
If you know of other articles or books that you would recommend, please share them in the comment section.
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