January 11, 2023
Wife begins seeing husband more as parent than partner
DEAR ABBY: My husband is 38; I am 36. We have been together for 13 years, married for 11. We never wanted children, although we have some pets. My problem is, weâve fallen into a parent-child relationship, where Iâm starting to feel like the child. He enables me to the point that if Iâm the least bit distressed (i.e., doing dishes and getting frustrated because there are a lot), he takes over what Iâm doing. He even tucks me into bed and kisses me goodnight, turns off the light and closes the door. Because of our work schedules, we sleep at different times. I find this strange.