I have noticed that my wife has been texting all the time. It has steadily increased over the past few months that it is affecting my well being.
She will text before work, during work, and after work until bedtime. We have been married for 15 years and have 2 children.
She is texting friends only, no men, but I can't help but start to develop a jealousy that I am getting cheated out of time with my wife as well as my children with her friends as well as the technology itself.
These texts are with her friends who are obviously in different stages of their life where it does not have an impact on there relationships. One is married and one is not.
She becomes distant and does not respond in the loving way in which I married her.
I feel alone, sad, hurt and am getting tired of the fight.
She wants to make fun or make light of the issue when I say "it is time to stop texting don't you think"
I have given my life to develop a loving relationship, a deep love that I never want to give up.
How does one counter her playing off that texting is no big deal and it is my problem?
She wants me to be who has the problem.
wife is 38, i am 40
i give back rubs 3 times a week
we eat out
i complement her
i clean house
take kids playing
generally make her life stress free as possible
on surface all seems fine
Any help is appreciated!
lost, hurt, sad, feeling empty and unloved