Not every conversation needs to be deep and meaningful, but if you’re struggling to get anything more than ‘fine’ as an answer, your wife may be withdrawing emotionally. She especially won’t want to talk about what’s wrong, either in her life or in your relationship.
This sign can be especially hard for people whose love language is physical touch. Your wife seems to struggle to be affectionate or intimate in all aspects of your life together, from sexual to the small gestures that make a person feel loved.
Is your wife too involved in her own hobbies and activities to spend quality time with you? Many people who are feeling distant emotionally also create a physical distance, avoiding their partner—and any uncomfortable conversations.
Don’t panic; this doesn’t automatically mean an affair, though it can sadly lead to one. It could be that your wife is getting support from friends or a close family member instead of you.
Women are usually considered the emotional ones, and men less so. But that doesn’t mean you don’t have feelings that should be acknowledged by your life partner.
If you don’t fight because you’re getting along perfectly and your relationship is emotionally fulfilling, you wouldn’t be here, seeking answers. Instead, your relationship lacks conflict because your wife has no interest in working through any disagreements.
Your wife used to be confident and full of life, but now she’s withdrawn and questioning her every decision. This may show not only in her interactions with you, but with children, managers, and family.
She doesn’t have close friends and keeps her family at arms’ length. She may tell you that she’s happy alone, and that could be true; some people are just content in their own little bubbles without much interpersonal interaction.
Trying to discuss this with your wife doesn’t help; she dismisses your feelings or avoids the conversation completely. This leads to feelings of hurt and resentment, especially if your wife won’t work it out with you.
If your wife is emotionally unavailable, she’s already anticipated things going wrong. She doesn’t want to put any effort into the relationship, and this lack of energy means the relationship is unlikely to work out.