Originally Posted by Retread
Melody, you are right about pushing her, but as of last night, I think we are headed towards another funeral. Even weeks later, unless she is back to her cheerful self, my bringing up MB will sound like, "the unhappy spouse WANTS something".

Then why bring up MB at all? Instead start coaching with Steve and have him guide you in doing this. The fact that it is a problem in your marriage to bring up your unhappiness is not indicative of a buyers mentality, Retread. A spouse is supposed to tell their spouse when they are unhappy so they can make the necessary changes.

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena.." Theodore Roosevelt

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