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I can imagine how difficult this situation must be for you. Your wife has a painful and difficult condition and has placed the blame on something that involves you and the marriage. This is for sure hurtful to you.
There are a number of physiological causes for TNP that are identified. MS or tumors, for example, can lead to TNP. However, TNP occurs mostly in people who are "aging" and the cause is most often not able to be identified. It is easier to identify things that can bring it on once the person has TNP, to identify what are called triggers. But to identify the actual cause is very difficult.
Here is the Mayo Clinic entry for it. You'll have to scroll through a number of pages as it's rather long:
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