Re: My wife tells me she feel empty
She is probably experiencing burnout.
I've experienced it quite a few times while taking care of my husband post-TBI.
What helped me was to vent and talk it out. I talked with my GFs, my counselor, etc., to work through that "temporary crisis."
Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by my life and it puts me into a type of depression and woe is me type attitude. It feels like nothing is right, nothing is working, I'm not happy, people around me aren't happy, I want to leave, start over, etc., etc.
But I work through it by talking about it and realizing that while yes - a lot in my life does suck - I have a lot to be thankful for also.
Maybe this is where she is at and needs someone to talk to to take some of the burden (someone other than you probably).
I said it before in another post - how you view your future depends on how you reconcile your past. A lot of people hinge their future on their past and if your past is not a shinning example - then the future seems bleak too.
People believe people can't change. They will continue to see the negative until the positive keeps hitting them in the face and they can no longer ignore it. It takes time.
"Don't Find Fault - Find A Remedy" Henry Ford