Empty Threats Or Something More?

Empty Threats or Something More?

Dear Readers:

I recently received a follow-up email from someone who wrote to me in July.  Here is what it said:

“Well, it happened again.  Last night he told me I don’t make him happy but he couldn’t give me any specifics on what I can do to make him happy.  He apologized very nicely this morning and explained he’s under a lot of stress but so am I.  Does this change your earlier advice?”

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He Keeps Threatening Divorce (Freshly Pressed AskDesCamp!)

Dear Robin:

I consider myself happily married (second for us both) with the exception of occasional complications of our “blended family.”  My husband and I have very different perspectives on how those issues should be handled and whenever they come up there is stress in the marriage.

That’s no big deal because I know there’s no such thing as a perfect marriage. My problem is several times when we discuss or argue over this matter my husband has threatened me with divorce.  

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Ex’s Husband’s Wife is Overstepping with My Kids

Readers:

“Boss Boning Blaire” saw my preview yesterday and emailed me to add some pertinent new developments.  Those developments require further work on that blog so bear with me as I take the time needed to fully appreciate her situation.

In the meantime, some of you can probably relate to the letter below, whether you are a parent whose kids have stepparents or a stepparent yourself.  Blended families are tough but it’s possible for everyone to get along!  Or is it…

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