| | Re: I'm ready to give up.
Man...rough stuff. I'm going through similiar circumstances with my wife. Her nest, so she she has to have it her way. She's pursuing her dreams on your buck, leaving you to pick up the slack around house. She keeps giving you mixed signals, is constantly angry, and seems to be losing interest in you. Anytime you try to gain control of your life and get things back on track she says your too controling. If I'm out of line tell me so, but I think we're on the same page.
Bravo2.0 your a good man and are trying to do the best for your family, thats what any husband should do. But you are also an individual and have desires of your own. You are responsible for your happiness, don't anticipate your wife to reciprocate the affection your feeding her.
You work, you make money, so spend it on something for you. Do you have a man cave? If not think about coverting the garage or a spare room in the house. If you don't have the space do it physically, create a room of your own in a notebook or go to a bar (if you drink) every once in while. Start saving and take a "man-cation": deep sea fishing, Vegas, or a good old fashion road trip. Send the kids to your parents or in-laws during this time and let her take care of her house for the time being. Your time off shouldn't directed towards her and kids all the time, be responible for your well being.
If she dosent see it your way, complains about it being too much money and having a mid-life crisis, take her favorite lipstick and write "EGO BOOSTER" on the side of that wrangler. I think both of you want your marriage to work, you just need a shock to the system to come back together and stop being polar opposites. Once your happy with yourself and gain a little confidence back I think the silent treatment will stop, till then be happy and just laugh it off.
I feel like I'm ranting, but I hope this helps.