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18 Jul 2008

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My friend and her husband have been married for many years. They have 3 wonderful children that are out of the house already. My friends husband keeps on cheating on her, with different women. When she tries to leave him, he threatens to kill him self which scares her allot. Then he always manages to sweet talk him self back into her heart. But lately it has become very bad. He has a girlfriend and keeps on telling my friend how much he loves the both of them. He sweet talk both women. (Oo the other women is also married) My friend is in a state understandable.. She tried to suggest counselling to him but he refuses and see no problem. He is also a very difficult person and stubborn. How can I help as an outsider? My heart breaks every time I speak to her!
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

If he keeps on cheating with different women, he is risking his wife's life as well as happiness. She should not submit to his blackmail and threats to harm himself, but should protect herself. This is an abusive relationship, and she should perhaps see a personal counsellor to gain self-esteem and make the best choice for herself.
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