Loving Your Spouse When You Feel Like Walking Away: Real Help for Desperate Hearts in Difficult Marriages

Loving Your Spouse When You Feel Like Walking Away: Real Help for Desperate Hearts in Difficult Marriages

by Gary Chapman

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Overview

What to do when you feel like giving up

When you said, “I do,” you entered marriage with high hopes, dreaming it would be supremely happy.

You never intended it to be miserable.

Millions of couples are struggling in desperate marriages. But the story doesn’t have to end there. Dr. Gary Chapman writes, “I believe that in every troubled marriage, one or both partners can take positive steps that have the potential for changing the emotional climate in their marriage.”

Loving Your Spouse When You Feel Like Walking Away, the revised and updated edition of the award-winning Desparate Marriages, teaches you how to:

  • Recognize and reject the myths that hold you captive
  • Better understand your spouse’s behavior
  • Take responsibility for your own thoughts, feelings, and actions
  • Make choices that can have a lasting, positive impact on you and your spouse

An experienced marriage and family counselor, Gary Chapman speaks to those whose spouse is any of the following:

  • Irresponsible
  • A workaholic
  • Controlling
  • Uncommunicative
  • Verbally abusive
  • Physically abusive
  • Sexually abusive
  • Unfaithful
  • Addicted to alcohol or drugs
  • Depressed

Marriage has the same potential to be miserable as it does to be blissful. Read Loving Your Spouse When You Feel Like Walking Away to learn how you can turn things around.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802418104
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 88,277
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author


GARY CHAPMAN--author, speaker, counselor--has a passion for people and for helping them form lasting relationships. He is the #1 bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages series and director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc. Gary travels the world presenting seminars, and his radio programs air on more than 400 stations. For more information visit his website at www.5lovelanguages.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Part 1 When You're Desperate

1 The Valley of Pain 15

2 Where You Start: Attitude and Actions 25

3 Why Did He Do That? 39

Part 2 Apathetic Spouses

4 The Irresponsible Spouse 53

5 The Workaholic Spouse 71

6 The Depressed Spouse 85

Part 3 Abusive Spouses

7 The Controlling Spouse 105

8 The Verbally Abusive Spouse 123

9 The Physically Abusive Spouse 137

10 The Sexually Abused / Sexually Abusive Spouse 153

Part 4 Disconnected Spouses

11 The Uncommunicative Spouse 175

12 The Unfaithful Spouse 191

13 The Alcoholic / Drug-Abusing Spouse 211

A Final Word

There's Hope 227

Notes 235

Acknowledgments 239

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