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My mom has been seeing many people get divorces lately and keeps saying she didnt hear they were having any trouble. I tell my mom when I have a bone to pick with my husband. I told her maybe not everyone wants people to know their marriage isnt great.

Do you tell your family/anyone about your marital problems?

  • No, It's better they don't know, especially if I am not leaving.

    42%
  • Yes, I need someone to talk to.

    57%
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Submitted by Anonymous at 2:17 PM on Dec. 27, 2008
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Do you tell your family/anyone about your marital problems?

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Submitted by Anonymous at 2:17 PM on Dec. 27, 2008
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  • Anonymous
    Submitted by Anonymous   at 12:39 AM on December 28, 2008

    if our problems were severe enough to tell someone, it would probably be a counselor or our pastor... i will tell a couple close friends about little spats, but i don't tell my mom... she freaks out over everything, so i won't tell her about my marriage difficulties when we have them...

  • Anonymous
    Submitted by Anonymous   at 11:25 PM on December 31, 2008

    I have a friend I talk to about things that bug me about DH. Or anyone, for that matter. He's the only one I can talk to about things like that who I know won't judge me and will honestly try to help no matter what the problem.

    I think it's good to have atleast one person aside from your partner you can talk to. It's not good to keep things bottled up inside.

  • Anonymous
    Submitted by Anonymous   at 8:46 PM on January 6, 2009

    All I have besides my husband is my mom, and I talk to her, I don't tell other family. But I have started not telling her stuff, b/c we have a lot going on and she is starting to not like my husband anymore and she doesn't come over and visit, b/c of him, he isn't mean or anything but he does need to get his priorities in order. You should talk to your mom, she loves you and always will more than anyone other than your children. Plus moms worry.

  • Anonymous
    Submitted by Anonymous   at 11:49 AM on January 8, 2009

    I tell them, probably shouldn't cause they never have good advice lol but I still continue to tell them....

  • Anonymous
    Submitted by Anonymous   at 7:28 PM on January 8, 2009

    I have found that telling my family is nothing but a giant game of telephone and my family always has something negative to say. I talk to my two BF that live near me or my friends on CM, they are all more objective and aren't as quick to condemn my children's father. ( We are not married but have been together for a decade this October.)
    This was a tough year for us and my Mom was not really interested in what was happening, the older she gets the less listens and I end up hearing some bizarre things from my other family members.

  • Anonymous
    Submitted by Anonymous   at 11:17 AM on January 9, 2009

    i talk to one of my friends, but only when im really hurt. we live near no family or friends anymore (military move) so i only have him to talk too. sometimes thats not best in the heat of the moment. so i talk to her. Family NO WAY ESPECIALLY not my mom. I used to talk to her about our problems years ago and she formed a very negative opinion about him. She likes him now but it took over a year and he HAD to prove himself.

  • Anonymous
    Submitted by Anonymous   at 8:55 PM on January 10, 2009

    If talking to others has a purpose, but if it is to vent...a journal is best. Asking advice from friends is tricky. Telling others your business can be setting yourself up for problems. They may see your husband in a different light. Then when things are better...they have those opinions stuck in their heads. It is good to have someone to talk to, but that person must be choosen carefully.

  • Anonymous
    Submitted by Anonymous   at 10:47 PM on January 11, 2009

    Not at all, up until very very recently I did. I confided in my grandmother who will take it to the grave. But not my parents or anyone else.

  • Anonymous
    Submitted by Anonymous   at 2:05 PM on January 17, 2009

    My best friend is the only person I talk to about any problems in my marriage.

  • Anonymous
    Submitted by Anonymous   at 9:30 AM on January 18, 2009

    I'm a very private person. What goes on between me and my husband is no one's business but our own.

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