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Excellent points, Skeezyks! Pythocles needs to take care of his needs too. [/QUOTE]


I have gone to counseling myself. She refuses to go. After several sessions, the overall impression I got was that I should do something about making myself happy. So, I am trying to do that. I don't know what that will mean for our relationship. I don't feel guilty on a conscious level. But maybe I'm somehow denying it.
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Maybe there is a connection that I'm not aware of. Allowing myself to entertain feelings for (become infatuated with) a person who was clearly unavailable for a relationship, but in close proximity otherwise, was an attempt (albeit unrealistic and misguided) to allow myself to think about having some emotional life beyond my marriage. I was surprised that I finally started feeling good about everyday life when I did give myself that permission - even if it was purely internal.
Well, thanks again for the advice, which I will take and give this thing time to work itself out.
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My wife appears to have lost any interest in going out or doing things that she can't do in bed on her smartphone/Kindle. She spends so much time in bed that I'm beginning to worry about bed sores. How can I tell if she is depressed or needs professional help. She never goes or is willing to go to the doctor for anything short of life-or-death situations. I don't think I could persuade her to get therapy, but it is having a big impact on my life satisfaction.
Talk to her directly. The best solution as for me.
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