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Marriage coming to an end - mid-life crisis?

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I think our marriage is coming to an end. My wife has been very, very distant for the past 4 months. Before that things were a bit strained due to lockdown but we had a physical relationship and a loving one. Since early February it has all changed. Last week she told me she didn't want to have a physical relationship with me any more but that she can't go through life without a physical relationship. She told me she was feeling like how she felt when she was young and that our son's needs have changed and how she wants to have fun. Then she stopped talking because she had to go to work and she's not spoken about it since.


I wonder whether she is having a mid life crisis. She's changed her appearance in the past few months (her hairstyle is quite childish, in a style she was quite vocal against a few years ago), she is up all night chatting to people online about music, she no longer watches her soaps despite having been completely obsessed with Coronation Street and Eastenders up until a year ago. She drinks gin despite having always refused to drink gin before. It's like I'm married to a different person. In February 2020 she started taking anti depressants because the threat of lockdown terrified her. I don't know if her medication is having an affect. She's 41 but I think maybe mid life crisis? If so I really don't know what to do. I've read various advice websites but wondered if there was anyone else who might have experienced this problem and may have some advice.


Thank you.

Topic starter Posted : 02/06/2021 3:01 pm
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I would say the first thing you need to do is to talk to her - perhaps now we can go out a bit more, take her on a date.

Posted : 04/06/2021 2:35 pm

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