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My Wife Doesn’t Love Me Anymore. How Can I Win Her Back?

By Leslie Vernick | August 17, 2009 |

Question: I am 38, my wife is 32. Recently she informed me that she no longer loves me or has any feelings for me. We have 5 kids and they all see the anger and resentment she has toward me. I used to drink but have not had anything in almost 2 years. I never drank around the kids and…

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My adult son is a mess. How can I help him?

By Leslie Vernick | August 10, 2009 |

Question: My 48 year old adult son is threatening suicide because his former girlfriend broke up with him over a year ago. He lives in California and I have not seen him since 1992. He sends “help me” e-mails and I don’t know the truth of the situation. He has used pot since 7th grade and drinks excessively. I think…

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How do I tell my mother she can’t visit my kids?

By Leslie Vernick | August 3, 2009 |

I’m back from vacation. This e-mail came my way a few weeks ago and I was busy with final edits so I didn’t get a chance to respond sooner but I think many of us struggle in similar ways with certain people in our lives. Forgive the lengthiness of it. I felt background was needed to make the things I…

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This week is vacation

By Leslie Vernick | July 27, 2009 |

Hi Everyone, Today I am at Ocean City NJ enjoying the beauty of God’s creation. My friend Barb has a beach house here that she graciously allows me to stay at for a few days each year. It’s not been great weather but the ocean is so beautiful, whether sunny or cloudy. As I packed up on Friday I didn’t…

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My husband’s attracted to my girlfriend. Help

By Leslie Vernick | July 22, 2009 |

Question: I have been married for 9 years and recently found out that my husband was pursuing one of my friends from church. He told her how he felt and that he was attracted to her. This went on for about 8 months before I found out. From my understanding nothing happened, but there were two incidents that alarmed her…

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Sorry I’m late

By Leslie Vernick | July 21, 2009 |

Sorry I’m late posting this week. My final book edits were due yesterday and so I’m just working on a new question today. It will be posted later tonight after counseling. Thanks for visiting. Come back tonight. I deeply appreciate you all. Warmly,Leslie

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Free Book Offer

By Leslie Vernick | July 14, 2009 |

Hi Everyone, Today I got the galley’s on my new book, Lord, I Just Want to Be Happy. That means that my manuscript is now in book format and I have one week to read, edit and make any changes or corrections. I am very excited for you to learn some of the things God has taught me in our…

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My wife is verbally abusive to me and our child. How do I stop this?

By Leslie Vernick | July 6, 2009 |

Q. My wife and I come from similar dysfunctional family backgrounds. My father was abusive and regularly beat my mother and us and bullied us at every opportunity. I was also bullied in school and at work. My wife’s father is an alcoholic and beat his family when drunk and her mother is a cold, loveless, dictatorial, control freak. Our…

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My husband’s parents enable his drug addiction. Help

By Leslie Vernick | June 22, 2009 |

Question: I have been married for over 10 years. I am African American and my husband is Caucasian. I have never been accepted by my husband’s parents, although they say they have tried. My husband has had problems with alcohol and drug addiction. When he is actively using, we have agreed that he would not live in our home. It…

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