Karen Thacker

Relationship Specialist
Licensed Professional Counselor
9 years in practice

About Karen Thacker

I get relationships! They can bring the highest highs and the lowest lows. Few of us got the memo about how to function well with others beyond being nice and sharing our toys. Navigating relationships is treacherous and exhilarating but you need a guide. I have invested the past 12 years studying and learning about the relationship we have with ourselves, intimate partners, family, peers and co-workers. I am committed to doing all I can to listen to, equip and challenge you to be the healthiest you can in your relationships.

Answers  (6)

Though I don't know for sure, it sounds like anxiety to me. I think it would be helpful if you work with a therapist who specializes in anxiety disorders. 

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It's normal for a child to be so angry she wanted someone to die, but this seems to be heading into a dangerous realm. I think it would be wise to have her seen by a child psychologist just to rule out anything more serious.

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Divorce is expensive emotionally and financially. If your fiance is not ok with an open marriage, it would be a good idea to seek the help of a counselor before you get married.

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In my book, this is a boundary issue. Although you do not like inappropriate content, it is not up to you what your child's father looks at or what his friend sends him.  It is really hard not to monitor other people's lives, but in the end, your rights begin and end with you.

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My answer is going to be super simplistic but I believe this may be what you need. Ask your husband if he wants to stay married to you.  If he says yes, then it would be helpful to go to a marriage counselor and work this out with a professional.  If he says no, then you can file for divorce.  
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For starters, commend yourself for being committed to working. You have no idea what is going to happen in the next second, so focusing on thinking you will never have a good career or amount to anything financially is creating a fictitious story. Remind yourself of that every time the thought pops... more

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