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Your little Princess or Prince has finally graduated High School and is headed off to college. You have about a month and a half before the only ones left in the house will be you and your spouse. No more kids to pick up from school or take to soccer practice. You have all the time in the world now to spend with each other. You can take the long walks or carry on those long talks that you use to do. The only problem is that you haven't done it in 18 years. Maybe the following information can help your marriage survive the empty nest challenge you are facing.

For some couples sending the only or last child off to school is an exciting time. Their vacations or lives are no longer tied to their child's school life. However, for some couples it's a very scary and dangerous point in their marriage. With no excuse available to not spend more time together, they will have to spend more time together or unfortunately realize that they don't want to spend time together.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Possessiveness in marriage is the desire to dominate or control every aspect of a spouse's life. It may be with regard to friendships and relationships, jobs, hobbies or even programmes that can be watched on TV. It can lead to coercive control of the other person, making the victim afraid to oppose such behaviour or do what she wants to do. Possessiveness is commonly attributed to men. But there are many women who also like to keep their husbands in a vice-like grip. Probably the term 'hen-pecked' reflects this attitude.

A marriage was arranged between a smart and sprightly young pharmacist and an officer in a private bank. Though his features were distorted by Bell's palsy, the parents thought nothing of it. He had a steady job with a good income and this ensured the security of their daughter. Within a few months, the girl turned into a sad, morose and distracted woman. Her husband was possessive to the extent that she had to give him an hour by hour account of her behaviour at work. He obstructed her progress professionally in different ways.

She could not join in any social activities with her colleagues. Three children followed in quick succession. The girl tolerated her husband's behaviour for ten years. Then she absconded, leaving a note to say that unless her husband went in for psychiatric treatment for his abnormal behaviour, she would never come back again. One recalls the nursery rhyme of "Peter, Peter pumpkin eater who married a wife but couldn't keep her. So he put her in a pumpkin shell, and there he kept her very well."

But the girl broke through the shell hollering "Don't you dare fence me in."(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});



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