Monday, October 08, 2007

Question of the Day

When is a couple *done*?

When friends remark, "Oh, you always used to see them everywhere together, now you never do."?
Or, "'I'm tired' seems a pretty pat excuse."?
When even simple affection stops?
Or how about when one's perceived bad behavior inflames the other's perceived laziness?
When the kids seem to be the only thing holding them together, but threatens to push them apart?

When would YOU tell this couple to stick a fork in it?

3 Comments:

At 10/08/2007, Anonymous Bou said...

I could not. I could never tell a couple when they are done... but I would tell them to try counseling to try to salvage all those years.

Some couples are done WAY before what you described. Some muddle through it all and just continue on.

That's a tough one...

 
At 10/09/2007, Anonymous LL said...

I was going to say the same as Bou. I get a lot of emails from the male half of marriages like this, looking for some flirting and I don't know what else. I always encourage them to talk to their partner, to try counseling, to even do counseling by themselves to see if they can figure out what they want out of their lives and marriages. Sometimes, people can't see past the present hurts to view the big picture of the past and future. If the future is as bleak as the past and present, it's time to cut their loses.

Ummmmmmm, that's what I did after trying the above suggestions first.

 
At 10/12/2007, Blogger DNR said...

You figure this out... I'd lke to hear the answer.

 

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