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Hello and thank you for using JustAnswer. May I ask, what is your specific mental health question that you would like an answer to in regards ***** ***** situation? Has the option of couple’s therapy been discussed?
I understand that this is definitely a shock to you given that you did not fully know what your wife has been thinking and feeling for quite some time as she has been distant and quiet with you. You cannot look at this situation as something you need to fix alone, but it is going to be a process you both go through together to try to find the cause of her feeling unhappy and how to resolve this matter. I believe you need to continue to propose marriage counseling to your wife and not as a way to make her happy again in the marriage, but as a way to get answers to why she is feeling this way specifically and to see if there is a way to resolve these issues so that you both can communicate more effectively and can move forward from this. Try not to focus on the past or what you could have done differently as that is not fair to you, but instead focus on moving forward and trying to come up with solutions that you and she can do together to try to save this marriage. But again it is not up to you to do this alone as you both are a team, so you both will have to work together to make this marriage work and to improve the communication between you two. It also sounds like you believe your wife either may be holding back some of the issues that make her unhappy or just does not know fully why she is unhappy and couples counseling will help in this area to bring everything to light so that you both can work together. This is how I would recommend you "deal" with the situation by trying to move forward together and looking for ways to help lessen the disconnect between you two, but therapy is a process so it will take time for the both of you.
I hope this answers your question and gives you some guidance on this issue. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns as I am happy to assist and support you regarding this issue.
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