I’m glad emotional intelligence has been mentioned here. There are so many symptoms that become evident after years of lost time and life.
To my wife’s credit, she has apologized time to time when I return home after leaving the house angry or flabbergasted after a totally unnecessary argument.
I have not yet sought counseling for myself, and I’m not sure that I care enough anymore to salvage my marriage. I encounter several women (customers) from around the world every week at my job who are obviously fascinated with me and seem to have the type of personality that could have an in-depth discussion about feelings, hopes, and dreams if given a chance.
After two years in Florida, my wife is still unemployed. I had hoped she would feel more at home among more South Americans and maybe fall into, if not initiate, friendships. She convinces herself that location is the problem with helping me financially, certainly not herself.
Our lease is up in August, and I don’t know what will happen or what I’ll decide to do.
I need a meaningful relationship with intimacy and understanding, not a 15-year-old daughter in an older woman’s body.
Thanks to everyone who has shared their thoughts in this forum.