Could your relationship survive this?
Marriage should not be entered into lightly. Trying to create a family with someone takes tons of work, consideration, communication, and compromise. When life throws hardships your way, marriage can get even harder. Death, disease, addiction, and infidelity can rock an otherwise strong relationship to its core. These people had to endure the most heartbreaking circumstances while they were married, and it nearly broke them. But they came out of it stronger than ever.
Stronger After Sickness
Wife is just a few months out of chemo. He hair is only an inch long, and our relationship has actually gotten stronger for it. The day of the surgery was absolute hell though.
No chance of saving any eggs, no chance of future children. Admittedly I always wanted to be a father since I was old enough to have a girlfriend. She had just recently been opening up to the idea of one day having a kid, and it all got ripped away.
It’s been pretty psychologically hard on her (as well as physically obviously), so its even impacted our [intimate] life. But through all of this we have learned to communicate a lot better and also about helping accommodate each others emotional and physical needs.
Still rough, but we have definitely grown together from this. It only gets better! (V4PINDT1992)
My mother-in-law. Since the day we were married she has had a stick up her butt about anything I do, especially since I’m a foreigner and she didn’t get to choose who he married. We have struggled a lot and going through the rounds of culture shock definitely was a challenge for our marriage, but nothing compares to how we have had to deal with her.
After having a kid, it eased for a little while, but has definitely intensified now. We get through her stuff together as a team, and it definitely helps that my husband wised up to her conniving ways. (Kokemon)
Learning to Parent
My wife’s postpartum depression following the birth of our son was pretty tough. Admittedly I didn’t help things; I was not used to being a dad, and it took me some time to move past the largely self-centered person I had been throughout all of my twenties. But she was really having a hard time and told me multiple times that she wasn’t happy with anything: me, the marriage, being a mom. I wasn’t sure if our marriage would survive since I had just seen another close friend of mine lose his over the exact same thing.
Thankfully my wife had the insight to know that it was a chemical imbalance and went to the doctor. Things have been great ever since. (mpv81)