Unhappy Marriage?

Frustrated man in white t-shirt struggling with his unrealistic expectations in marriage.

How Unrealistic Expectations In Marriage Can Lead To Divorce & What To Do About Them

By Dr. Karen Finn / October 4, 2019

You must be able to separate realistic from unrealistic expectations in marriage – if you want your marriage to last. In 2005, the National Fatherhood Initiative published a report on a national survey they conducted on Marriage In America. One of their findings was that 45% of divorced respondents said that unrealistic expectations in marriage…

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Family walking across the street yet one of these parents is miserable in their marriage.

7 Surprising Things That Will Make You Miserable In Your Marriage

By Dr. Karen Finn / August 7, 2019

Sometimes an unhappy marriage can just creep up on you. Are you miserable in your marriage? Maybe you are, maybe you’re not, maybe you’re just unsure. Do you think your spouse is miserable being married to you? For many of us, it’s normal to have thoughts about our marital happiness – especially when things aren’t…

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Woman looking over the landscape wondering what to do about her miserable second marriage.

What To Do If You’re Struggling With A Miserable Second Marriage

By Dr. Karen Finn / June 28, 2019

Some ideas to consider before throwing in the towel.   The New York Times reported that 60 percent of second marriages end in divorce. Given a statistic like that, it makes sense that if you’re miserable in your second marriage that you might be wondering if it’s time to call a divorce attorney. But before…

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Sad woman faking a smile as she considers leaving an unhappy marriage.

Why Leaving An Unhappy Marriage May Not Make You Any Happier

By Dr. Karen Finn / May 12, 2019

There are no guarantees. Most assume there are only two choices when faced with an unhappy marriage: stay and be miserable or divorce and be happy. But you have more choices than just staying or going. Staying doesn’t have to equal misery. Leaving an unhappy marriage doesn’t always lead to happiness. Marriages are very complicated…

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Man holding his head wondering if surviving an unhappy marriage is even possible.

Why Simply Surviving An Unhappy Marriage Will Make You Miserable

By Dr. Karen Finn / April 3, 2019

You don’t have to accept the status quo. How could your life have changed so dramatically? It wasn’t that long ago you were enjoying dreams of happily ever after. And somehow now, after such a beautiful beginning, you’re wondering about simply surviving an unhappy marriage. Somewhere between then and now you’ve lost the shared dreams…

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Unhappy couple each wondering, “Is an unhappy marriage better than divorce?”

Is An Unhappy Marriage Better Than Divorce?

By Dr. Karen Finn / February 8, 2019

Here’s how to decide for yourself. Marriage, like the love that leads to it, rides many waves of change. And not all are fun. So asking, “Is an unhappy marriage better than divorce?” isn’t a yes-or-no query. The answer, of course, ultimately lies with you and your spouse. But arriving at the answer shouldn’t be…

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Man who is contemplating the tips for changing an unhappy marriage.

7 Tips For Changing An Unhappy Marriage For The Better

By Dr. Karen Finn / December 31, 2018

These tips for changing an unhappy marriage will help you begin changing yours. To begin changing an unhappy marriage is to welcome an avalanche of feelings, questions, disappointments, even fears. The admission is like the last finger sliding from your death-grip on a steep cliff, with nothing below to catch you. OK, so that’s a…

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Couple realizing the benefits of the work they put into saving an unhappy marriage.

7 Strategies For Saving An Unhappy Marriage

By Dr. Karen Finn / November 28, 2018

Saving an unhappy marriage takes tremendous commit & a willingness to work hard on your own issues. The bliss of “dating/engagement/wedding” is hardly a trustworthy predictor of a marriage’s success post-Honeymoon Phase. Saving an unhappy marriage may not be on a wedding-day radar, but it sometimes becomes the unexpected goal not too far into the…

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Sad man wondering how to handle an unhappy marriage and feel happy again.

How To Handle An Unhappy Marriage And Find Happiness Again

By Dr. Karen Finn / October 24, 2018

Living in an unhappy marriage hurts your entire family. Follow these steps to find happiness again. Every marriage has its ups and downs. It’s just that when things are down and have been so for an extended period that it’s time to start considering how to handle an unhappy marriage so you can start feeling…

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Man contemplating what to do about his unhappy marriage that he’s afraid to leave.

What To Do If You Have An Unhappy Marriage But Are Afraid To Leave

By Dr. Karen Finn / September 21, 2018

You don’t need to stay stuck in an unhappy marriage. You can choose to be happy again. Spouses who are in an unhappy marriage but are afraid to leave will question not only their marriages, but themselves. And, while outsiders may be quick to judge those who linger in misery, the cleaving is rarely simple.…

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Unhappy couple wondering, “What does an unhappy marriage look like?”

What Does An Unhappy Marriage Look Like?

By Dr. Karen Finn / July 16, 2018

Does your marriage exhibit one or more of the typical symptoms of an unhappy marriage? It’s normal to wonder about the viability of your marriage when you’re not as happy as you’d like. And the wondering can be both frightening and confusing. “Are we really that unhappy?” “What does an unhappy marriage look like?” “Is…

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A couple who is feeling bored and unhappy with marriage.

What To Do If You’re Bored And Unhappy With Marriage

By Dr. Karen Finn / May 23, 2018

You don’t have to settle for feeling bored and unhappy with marriage. Things can be better. Many people simply accept being bored and unhappy with marriage as normal. They believe you can’t feel the elation and attraction you felt when your love was new forever. However, there’s a huge gap between the feelings of being…

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