I am a 64 year old woman who has been married 31 years. Unfortunately, my marriage has always lacked physical and emotional intimacy, but I chose to stay for the children and am now staying for financial reasons. Does anyone have any suggestions for how I can thrive (or survive) a marriage with a passive-aggressive and sometimes dishonest spouse?
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You always maintained your impartiality with us. You encouraged Rita to be more assertive in stating what she wanted to get from your counseling sessions, as well as what she wanted to get from the relationship.
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