The Number One Mistake that Leads to Breakup or Divorce


The Number One Mistake that Leads to Breakup or Divorce
Most people give up or leave angry and hurt when their desires aren't met. There's a better solution

The most destructive and most common challenge I hear from my clients is when their partners don't exhibit the same level of desire for each other. It's always one of the following two conversations:

She's too needy.


He wants to do everything with me and it's suffocating. 

I feel like I can never satisfy her.

I love him but I also need my own life and I feel guilty because I'm never enough for him.

With these men and women, their response is to pull away because the energy from their partner is suffocating. They feel trapped and unable to make their own decisions. Life feels out of control, and going with the flow doesn't work either.

The other conversations sound like these:

All I want to do is hold him and be close and he keeps moving away.

She clearly doesn't want me as much as I want her.

How can he possibly not desire me as much as I do him when we just had the most amazing time together?

She says she loves me but seems to be interested in everyone else but me.

When we are out with friends I feel like I don't exist.

This person feels confused, neglected, unloved and undesired and finds themself constantly asking,  "Am I fooling myself?" or "Why am I here?" Keep reading...

More relationship advice on YourTango

Article contributed by
Advanced Member

*Larry Michel*

Marriage/Couples Counselor

Come from a place of unconditional love—seek to see before you seek to be seen.

Location: Encinitas, CA
Credentials: Other
Specialties: Couples/Marital Issues, Dating/Being Single Support, Matchmaking
Other Articles/News by *Larry Michel*:

Going Through A Divorce? 5 Tips To Keep Things From Getting Messy


I received an email announcing an awesome conference for women contemplating or going through a divorce. I was excited to see that it included professionals experienced in family law, financial planning and counseling. This is an important combination for anyone considering ending a romantic partnership. The event looked great, and it reminding me of two ... Read more

I Found Out My Amazing Ex Was Pregnant ... On Facebook


My breakup did not go smoothly, and being connected with her on Facebook didn't help. Yes, I still loved her. Yes, I still wanted her in my life. Yes, I missed holding, laughing, cooking, exercising, talking to and making love with her, but she needed something else that I could not offer. That sucked, but it was undeniably true. But geez, letting go ... Read more

The Painful Truth: How Parents Enable Their Kids To Be Bullies


No one likes to be bullied. Yet in many ways it's a daily activity for all of us, as you soon shall see. Sexual bullying is simply an extension of generalized bullying, but it is a behavior focused upon "perceived" sexual conduct.  Part of that erroneous perception is evidenced by studies like one released in the August journal of ... Read more

See More

My Videos
Most Popular