Marriage Counseling Advice – How To Deal With Blended Family Issues and Fighting

Here’s the next video in our blog series “Dr. Dana Answers Your Questions.” Today’s question is from Erica: “My husband and I are a blended family, we fight all the time over kids and have horrible communication. My husband constantly belittles me.. Please help.”

Please comment below the video to ask your own questions or just to let us know what you think. We’re frequently shooting new videos and will answer the top questions as part of this ongoing series.


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Lynette 10 years ago

We are never able to solve any problems in our marriage because my husband refuses to talk about anything. If I say something he doesn't want to hear, he immediately leaves and then gives me the silent treatment for days so any issue I was trying to address gets swept under the rug and not discussed again. Every problem we have ever had has never been solved because he refuses to talk and just leaves. I am very unhappy and just have to deal with everything being his way or no way. How can I get him to talk to me and not leave every time I try to address a problem?

Mike_Olsen_SMN 10 years ago

Hi, Lynette. I know how frustrating that much be. We have an article that addressing this exact issue -