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My husband and I have been married for less than a year and

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My husband and I have been married for less than a year and have moved away from my grown up children. We lived together for 5 years prior to getting married but have little in common. I want this marriage to work (it is the 3rd marriage for us both). At weekends I want us to do things together - he says I am 'like a child that needs entertaining' and makes it known that he doesnt really want to go out. We never meet other people and only go for a quick drink after work once a week. I am bored. What can I do to change things?
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Your husband needs to understand that being married is a two way deal, and that he is asking for his interests and needs to be accommodated, which they are, whilst yours are ignored and set aside.

It seems that perhaps you have made a bad decision to have married him and moved away from your children.

You have three options, as I see it.

Put up with it, which is surely not acceptable.

Request that you go to marriage counselling together. You can start off by getting a book that I will recommend below.

If he will not change his ways (learn new tricks or ways of being an equal partner) then you might be best to end the relationship and move back to where your children live, or start a new chapter in your life in some other way.

The book that I highly recommend is:

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The Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work by John Gottman


I shall keep you both in my prayers.


Warm regards,



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