DEAR DEIDRE: IN an average week, my wife and I probably spend a maximum of three hours alone together.
She’s 41, I’m 46. We’ve been married for ten years and have one son, aged five.
We used to do everything together, even scheduling visits to the supermarket so we could go as a pair.
But now I’m lucky if I see her day-to-day.
She’s a yoga teacher and leaves the house at 5.30am, getting home at 7pm.
Then, twice a week, she has plans with the girls.
If she is at home, she wants to spend one-on-one time with our son.
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I’ve tried talking to her about it but she just brushes me off.
If she doesn’t start making me a priority, I don’t see a point in staying together.
DEIDRE SAYS: It is vital couples carve out time in their schedules to spend together.
And despite your pleas, your wife isn’t doing this.
You deserve to be happy and to feel as though you are one of her top priorities.
Only you can decide if this marriage is worth trying to save. It’s easy to dismiss someone in the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
At a quiet time, sit your wife down and explain how you are feeling.
Your son won’t benefit from an unhappy home, so it’s important you both put your energies into reconnecting.
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