The Reluctant Missionary

Authentic stories from the travels of Michael Smalley.

How do I stay with a miserable spouse?

marriage podcast questions and conversations Dec 14, 2020

How do I stay with someone when they:

  • Consistently shift blame
  • Take no personal responsibility
  • Blame their behaviors on their childhood
  • Gaslight most conversations that are emotional
  • Can’t validate my feelings
  • Makes mountains out of molehills and molehills out of mountains.
  • Doesn’t follow through

Here's what you do:

  1. Catch and release
  2. Stop focusing on what’s broken
  3. The real issue is your dependence on him to make you happy

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