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Can This Marriage Be Saved?

Find out if expert relationship advice can fix the common problems these couples face. This long-time column from Ladies Home Journal lives on here on DivineCaroline.
Listen in as one real-life couple works through a major crisis in their relationship with the help of a marriage therapist.
Sue is devastated that Carl is having an affair with his high school girlfriend, whom he found on Facebook. Carl is sorry for being unfaithful and wants to work it out with Sue. Can this marriage be saved?
Listen in as one real-life couple works through a major crisis in their relationship with the help of a marriage therapist.
Ellie feels that Kevin puts his child's needs before hers; he says that his wife is too demanding. What happens when a husband is torn between two loves? Can this marriage be saved?
After going bankrupt, Ryan and Carrie needed each other more than ever, but they were too angry and overwhelmed to realize it. Can this marriage be saved?
Kim feels betrayed by Nick's gambling addiction. Can this marriage be saved?
Kathy is disgusted by Brad's addiction to porn and cybersex, and doesn't know if she will ever trust him again. Brad feels ashamed and isn't sure if he can change. Can this marriage be saved?
Listen in as one real-life couple works through a major crisis in their relationship with the help of a marriage therapist.
Bob couldn't understand why Karen was depressed, and he wanted her to "snap out of it." Could he give his wife the sympathy and comfort she needed?
Kimberly and Jeff agreed their children needed a full-time parent, but they couldn't agree on anything else. Can this marriage be saved?
The same counselors who help the couples you read about in "Can This Marriage Be Saved?" are ready to answer your questions about making your relationship the best it can be. This month, LHJ Contributing Editor, Sondra Forsyth, talks to... more
Rachel is struggling with a debilitating disorder, but Adam, in his own way, is suffering, too. Can this marriage be saved?
Nancy and Seth desperately want a child, but the stress of infertility is hurting their marriage. Can this marriage be saved?
Christopher loves being able to work from home and be involved with the family more, but Beth just feels like he's always in the way. Can this marriage be saved?
"Can This Marriage Be Saved?" counselor Q&A.
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The same counselors who help the couples you read about in "Can This Marriage Be Saved?" are ready to answer your questions about making your relationship the best it can be. This month, our Contributing Editor, Sondra Forsyth, talks to... more
Listen in as one real-life couple works through a major crisis in their relationship with the help of a marriage therapist.
"Can This Marriage Be Saved?" counselor Q&A.
Will John and Kathy's marriage be able to survive his out-of-control mother?
For their kids' sakes, Holly and Steve Hale stayed in contact after ending their marriage. And it was while they were apart that they learned how to be together again.
Scott really wants Jan to return to her career so she can help support the family and feel fulfilled, but Jan feels unsure and doesn't think she can do it. Can this marriage be saved?
"Can This Marriage Be Saved?" counselor Q&A.
They were devastated when their son's birth mother took him back.
Find out if Christine and Brian's marriage was saved.
Can this marriage be saved? Listen in as one real-life couple works through a major crisis in their relationship with the help of a marriage therapist.
She spent their life savings at the casino. Can this marriage be saved?
Their fights got so bad, he eventually moved out — then they learned how to see each other's point of view.
Gillian and Kevin's marriage is undergoing her whirlwind life changes. Can this marriage be saved?
Listen in as one real-life couple works through a major crisis in their relationship with the help of a marriage therapist.
He was a Navy reservist who was away for months on end. That made their reunions more rocky than romantic.
Will hostility, a lack of communication, and career failure tear Marcy and Howard's marriage apart? Can this marriage be saved?
When Jackie and Mike first got married, Jackie wanted to start a family right away, but Mike wasn't done having his fun.
Robin's and Ted's dog is literally coming between them — in conversation, on the couch and in bed. Can this marriage be saved?
Having survived two unhappy relationships, Todd was slow to trust again. But Cheryl needed a husband who was there for her, both physically and emotionally.
Kathleen was fed up with Mike's chronic lateness, procrastination, and forgetfulness, but Mike swore he wasn't messing up on purpose. Could he ever change?
A little communication goes a long way in strengthening a marriage — here's why.
Her Turn "Greg has been back from Afghanistan for more than a month, but it still seems as if he's not really here," said Maggie, 31, who's been married for 12 years and has two children, Jenna, 12, and Timothy, 10.... more
When Michael and Annette's children moved back home, Michael said the kids needed to find themselves, but Annette thought they should move on — and out. How did they find harmony under one roof?
Listen in as one real-life couple works through a major crisis in their relationship with the help of a marriage therapist.
Denise and Bill Allenbaugh had put their relationship on the back burner. Could they recapture their once-upon-a-time joy?
Kristina and Steve never thought their different religions would come between them. But having their first child, and facing the holidays, changed everything. Can this marriage be saved?
Brenda was doing the breadwinning and child rearing.
After eight years of marriage, Jim didn't seem to care that Cheryl was bored and lonely. How could she get him to take her — and their marriage — seriously?
Can Matt and Julie stop blaming each other and work on a common goal? Can this marriage be saved?
The strain of taking care of Claire's ailing father has taken its toll on their marriage. Can they get past the stress?
Sharon can't bear to get rid of all the things that have piled in up in her home, but Brian is starting to feel resentful and angry that she can't just throw out her clutter. Can this marriage be saved?
Meghan has always considered her faith central to her life, and important to introduce to her two young girls — but her husband, haunted by the loss of a sibling, wants nothing to do with any church. Can a counselor help this couple... more
Susan is exasperated with her husband and feels like everything Neil says and does is insensitive, but it may actually be because he has Asperger's. Can this marriage be saved?
His binges have become too much for her to bear; her nagging has created a wedge in the marriage. Can this marriage be saved?
She says she's sick of doing all the housework. He says her nagging is bringing him down. Can this marriage be saved?
Can Maureen learn to love the new man her husband Jack has become since he's returned from war?
Maria hates that her husband is so old-fashioned and won't let her follow her dreams or be a modern woman. José thinks he is acting perfectly fine since he provides for his family. Can this marriage be saved?
Drew wants to settle down and start a family. But Maxine isn't ready to put her career on the back burner. Can this marriage be saved?
Like millions of other infertile couples, Katie and Bob were overwhelmed by grief, anger and blame. Can this marriage be saved?
Can this marriage survive Natalie's painful sex experiences and Brad's frustration?
Listen in as one real-life couple works through a major crisis in their relationship with the help of a marriage therapist.
The same counselors who help the couples you read about in "Can This Marriage Be Saved?" are ready to answer your questions about making your relationship the best it can be. This month, our Contributing Editor, Sondra Forsyth, talks to... more
Once they started a family, they stopped having sex. Can this marriage be saved?
Sean was always pushing Patty for sex. She resented his bedroom bullying but never said no, and retaliated in other ways. Can a couple survive such a serious sexual stalemate? Can this marriage be saved?
The same counselors who help the couples you read about in "Can This Marriage Be Saved?" are ready to answer your questions about making your relationship the best it can be. This month, our Contributing Editor, Sondra Forsyth, talks to... more
Can they reignite their sex life after years of neglect? Can this marriage be saved?
Matt's job layoff is taking a toll on his marriage to Laura.
Lane and Angela used to have a great love life. What makes a man lose interest? Can this marriage be saved?
Kathy feels as though Phil keeps secrets from her and doesn't keep his promises. Phil wants Kathy to calm down and trust him. Can this marriage be saved?
Kate and her husband, Jack, have come to loggerheads on how involved they should be in their children's lives. Can this marriage be saved?
Meg resents having to take care of her grown daughter and thinks it's ruined her relationship with her husband, as well. Sean thinks she should lighten up...can this marriage be saved?
A sick daughter's ongoing illness highlighted parenting differences — can this couple overcome the tension? Can this marriage be saved?
Lisa wants her husband to help with all the demands of having a special-needs child, but Phil thinks it's just too hard and a strain on their relationship...can this marriage be saved?
Erin and Jack's constant bickering over how to discipline their son is ruining their marriage. Can a marriage counselor help this couple reconcile their parenting styles? Can this marriage be saved?
Sean and Amy have just become new parents, but Amy is far from feeling joyful. Can this marriage be saved?
Listen in as one real-life couple works through a major crisis in their relationship with the help of a marriage therapist.
Blending children from previous marriages is putting a strain on this new union. Can this marriage be saved?
Can she overcome a turbulent relationship with his daughter? Can this marriage be saved?
Randi thinks her husband Brett is in denial about their son's autism; he says she worries too much. Can this marriage be saved?
Listen in as one real-life couple works through a major crisis in their relationship with the help of a marriage therapist.
Listen in as one real-life couple works through a major crisis in their relationship with the help of a marriage therapist.
Listen in as one real-life couple works through a major crisis in their relationship with the help of a marriage therapist.
The same counselors who help the couples you read about in "Can This Marriage Be Saved?" are ready to answer your questions about making your relationship the best it can be. This month, our Contributing Editor, Sondra Forsyth, talks to... more
Nick once swept Patty off her feet — but now, she says, he spends his time charming other women. Nick angrily insists that Patty's jealousy is crazy. Can this marriage be saved?
Will Cheryl and Gary get past his long-term infidelity? Can this marriage be saved?
She says he's a wimpy dad. He says she's making him choose between his kids and their marriage.
Infertility and infidelity push Brent and Anna to test the limits of their union. Can this marriage be saved?
Greg and Diane are still reeling from the damage of Greg's long-term infidelity. Can they move on from the past? Can this marriage be saved?
Sheila hoped Will would be a father figure to her daughter. But fights over parenting are tearing them apart. Can this marriage be saved?
She just had a baby and is exhausted. Can Mia find more time for Carson -- and will he give up the cyberporn? Can this marriage be saved?
Listen in as one real-life couple works through a major crisis in their relationship with the help of a marriage therapist.
Beth feels like her husband's constant attention to his son is putting a strain on their marriage, but Jack wishes Beth would respect their relationship. Can this marriage be saved?
She says he's having phone sex with other women. He says she won't sleep with him anymore. Can this marriage be saved?
Listen in as one real-life couple works through a major crisis in their relationship with the help of a marriage therapist.
Listen in as one real-life couple works through a major crisis in their relationship with the help of a marriage therapist.
The couple felt as if they'd lost their connection years ago, and their son's imminent departure exacerbated the stress. Could they get through it?
Krista and Jeff both lost spouses they loved before they met. Can a couple with happy first-marriage memories find success the second time around? Can this marriage be saved?
Sherry is fed up with Mark's not-so-subtle comments.
He says she smokes pot every day and it's a problem. She says he never talks to her and their sex life is nonexistent.
After empty nest syndrome sets in, can this marriage be saved?
Adrienne feels she can't compete with Bob's exciting career and chic colleagues. Can this marriage be saved?
Listen in as one real-life couple works through a major crisis in their relationship with the help of a marriage therapist.
Can this couple balance his desire for a picture-perfect holiday with her tendency to avoid all of the season's trappings? Can this marriage be saved?
Nikki and Steve's relationship has dissolved into a string of arguments. Can this marriage be saved?
Seth's endless comments about Liz's weight have put a strain on their marriage. Can this marriage be saved?
Listen in as one real-life couple works through a major crisis in their relationship with the help of a marriage therapist.
She needs personal space, he needs constant attention. Can this marriage be saved?
Listen in as one real-life couple works through a major crisis in their relationship with the help of a marriage therapist.
Listen in as one real-life couple works through a major crisis in their relationship with the help of a marriage therapist.
Can Megan live with her husband, Tom, who acts more like a roommate?
She discovered his confessions of unhappiness on the computer. Will they work it out face to face? Can this marriage be saved?
Listen in as one real-life couple works through a major crisis in their relationship with the help of a marriage therapist.
Listen in as one real-life couple works through a major crisis in their relationship with the help of a marriage therapist.
Eve is tired of Ben's drinking and unpredictable hot temper and wants a divorce, but Ben wants time to right his wrongs and save the family. Can this marriage be saved?
Sara is nagging and controlling. Tom is lazy and passive-aggressive. Can this marriage be saved?
Listen in as one real-life couple works through a major crisis in their relationship with the help of a marriage therapist.
Listen in as one real-life couple works through a major crisis in their relationship with the help of a marriage therapist.
Sarah and Josh had the perfect relationship until they got married. Why was living together much easier than being married? Can this marriage be saved?
"Can This Marriage Be Saved?" counselor Q&A.
"Can This Marriage Be Saved?" counselor Q&A.
Listen in as one real-life couple works through a major crisis in their relationship with the help of a marriage therapist.
"Can This Marriage Be Saved?" counselor Q&A.
Peter feels like he will always be in the shadow of his wife's deceased first husband, but Cheryl insists that she is just grieving and she loves Peter. Can this marriage be saved?
Lisa thinks her husband is a tightwad who's too obsessed with the finances, but Drew thinks they just need to be careful how they spend. Can this marriage be saved?
Judy doesn't feel as attractive as she used to be around Ted, who still charms women. Ted thinks Judy is just being insecure and doesn't realize his flirting is innocent. Can this marriage be saved?
Jack feels like Pam treats him like he doesn't matter when he comes home from business trips, but Pam feels like he needs to spend more time with the family and resents the one-night stands he has while traveling. Can this marriage be... more
Ron feels like Jill is a helicopter mom, too overprotective and no fun to be around... but Jill feels like Ron is too laid back and willing to endanger their daughter. Can this marriage be saved?
Ilene feels like Ken never even sympathizes with her after she lost a job she had for 25 years, but Ken feels like she needs to move on with her life and stop dwelling on it. Can this marriage be saved?
When Tam started to notice her husband withdraw from the family, she knew something was wrong but didn't know how to stand up to him. Can this marriage be saved?
Her Turn "My husband is an engineer who hasn't worked in forever, and I'm fed up," said Lisa, 47, who runs an employee-assistance program for a big corporation. "I earn a good salary, but after taxes and health... more
Kelly feels like Chad is trying to control her by not supporting her going back to school, but Chad can't let her do it because he is scared of losing her. Can this marriage be saved?
Her Turn "Being a cop's wife means nonstop worry and tension," said Liz, 33, a stay-at-home mother of three children ranging in age from 4 to 11. "But even worse, Nick totally shuts me and the kids out of his life. I... more
Amy feels that Jeff's cancer is putting a strain on their marriage, and Jeff thinks she's too anxious and not supportive of him. Can this marriage be saved?
Her Turn "Larry and I were toasting our 10th anniversary when he blurted out that he'd fallen for someone else," said Liz, 37, the mother of three sons, 8, 6, and 2. "I nearly choked on my champagne. I'd have run... more
With her ex-husband coming back into the picture and her teen daughter stirring up trouble, Lisa's second marriage started to crumble. When the situation didn't improve, Lisa and John sought help. Can this marriage be saved?
Her Turn "I used to think Brad and I could get through anything," said Kim, 41, a former securities analyst who now stays home with her children, Kyle, 9, Luke, 7, and twins Mark and Mia, 5. "We were so close we'd... more
When her husband got sick, Abby fell happily into his caretaker role. But after he got better, she felt useless and he felt smothered by her family. Can this marriage be saved?
Ann thinks the bad relationship with her stepdaughter is ruining her marriage, but Bill thinks it is Ann's fault and can't understand why she can't just get along with his daughter. Can this marriage be saved?
Emily feels like her husband Joe has lost his spark and now finds him unattractive, but Joe thinks she just refuses to see the good traits in him. Can this marriage be saved?
Gaby's husband Greg was an angry and critical man; and he only got worse when Gaby got unexpectedly pregnant with a fourth child. She was ready for divorce, but their marriage counselor asked her to hold off. Can this marriage be saved?
While Hallie traveled for work Ted found comfort in the arms of a mutual friend. Can this marriage be saved?
Carolyn still thinks they should try every option but Barry just doesn't want to talk about it anymore. Can this marriage be saved?
Sue thinks her mother-in-law interferes too much with her family life but Bill doesn't see anything wrong. Can this marriage be saved?
Will egos get in the way of their 15-year union?
Gloria can't stand sports. Will she get close with her fanatic husband again?
Hurricane Katrina puts stress on a family. Can counseling save them?
After the birth of their second child, she can't stand his sexual advances. Can this marriage be saved?
Her jealous suspicions of infidelity are driving this couple apart. Can this marriage be saved?
Their mismatched priorities are dissolving this couple's relationship. Can this marriage be saved?
A stressful renovation project has put this couple's relationship on the rocks. Can this marriage be saved?
Her chronic illness is taking a toll on their relationship. Can this marriage be saved?
Grief and lack of communication has torn this couple apart. Can this marriage be saved?
He's a successful attorney who makes enough money to pay for his designer suits, but pulls the purse strings closed for his wife. Can this marriage be saved?
When a husband's job problems rock a marriage, it's time for the counselor to intervene. Can this marriage be saved?