Is your spouse putting their parents ahead of your marriage?

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MrEden
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Is your spouse putting their parents ahead of your marriage?

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If your spouse is (or was) putting their parents or other family members ahead of your marriage, please PM me.

Thank you.
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Re: Is your spouse putting their parents ahead of your marriage?

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I know this is old, but I figured I'd reply openly. My wife has a great relationship with her family and her family is actually one of the most functional families I've ever been around. Truly blessed!

My wife, though, has a tendency to totally back-burner me when she's around her family and sister. They live a few hours away, so we see them maybe monthly, but when they're around, she's drawn to them and away from me.

I've shared with her how it makes me feel and shed light on things she's done or said that show she favors them or shows them preference. I know it's a special time so I've lowered my expectations when we're there. We've worked through it and sometimes hit bumps along the way, but overall it's much better.

My wife has also been intentional to give me sexual attention leading up to visiting them because she knows it'll likely be a bit of a drought sexually and emotionally while we visit. It's loving of her to do make that a priority.
Just a boy in love with the most amazing woman I know.
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Re: Is your spouse putting their parents ahead of your marriage?

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Thanks for reaching out. What a pleasant surprise!

Glad that you two are able to talk about this and work things out. Thanks for sharing and the encouragement of your success. It is good to resolve this now. The time may be coming when they will be living with you. If that happens, you certainly don't want a permanent dry spell.

Continued blessings on you and your marriage.
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