If it feels like your wife is determined to push away from the marriage… If she’s decided that there’s NO WAY the marriage can make her happy, she may be going through a midlife crisis.
Sometimes the person we're married to goes through a personal crisis so severe and long-lasting that it eventually spills over into the marriage.
- Are there times when you don't recognize the woman that you married?
- Have you found yourself walking on egg shells around your wife?
- Does it feel like she has a "Grass is greener" mindset about life outside the marriage?
The two most common types of crises that I've observed from the thousands of men I've seen go through separation are first, by far, the stock-standard identity crisis, often labelled as a midlife crisis because of when it happens. The second is postpartum depression.
No Longer Recognize The Woman You Married?
Midlife or Identity Crisis
These articles will help you understand if your wife is indeed suffering from a midlife or identity crisis, and if so, how you can support her and give your marriage the best possible chance of survival.
Dear Stephen,My wife and I started dating when she was 16 and I was 18. We got married when she was 20 and started our family at a young age. My wife is a great woman and has been a stay-at-home mom for the last 14 years.The problem is now that our youngest child is
If You Suspect Something...
I wrote these two articles after my wife's bout with postpartum depression. It was one of the first challenges my wife and I ever faced, and my hope is that these articles will help any man who's in the same place I was before.
I still remember how hard it was. I remember how painful it was for my wife. Those first 14 months of Eden’s life were some of the most difficult months of our lives. My wife was struggling with postpartum depression, but we had no idea. As soon as my wife figured out that she had PPD, it was like a light at the end of the tunnel. We had hope again.
My wife had postpartum depression, and it was the first time in my marriage that I really felt like a problem was out of my league. I went through so much painful trial and error until we finally saw a counselor who had experience with PPD. Only then was I confident that I was helping my wife survive PPD to the best of my ability. I’d like to help you skip all that… I’m going to teach you everything I wish I’d known when all this started. This post is divided up into two main parts.