In today’s fast-paced world, the pressures of work and home life can easily lead to burnout.
In a recent online post, a woman shared that her husband’s growing exhaustion has taken a serious toll on their relationship. After six years of marriage and two children, OP’s husband had become a shadow of his former self. Though he still did his share of chores and played with the kids, he seemed to have lost all sense of enjoyment in these activities. Even their sex life had become one-sided, with OP initiating intimacy and her husband appearing distant and disconnected. The woman thinks that he husband has become a robot and that makes her concerned about his mental health. Scroll down to read the complete post and there is another update post included below.
OP is a married mother of two who is pregnant with a third child and notices that her husband has become robotic and disinterested in spending time with the family, leading her to be concerned about his mental health and well-being.
OP is concerned about her husband’s well-being as he constantly seems to be on the clock, does not take breaks, stopped engaging in hobbies and is no longer the goofy and happy person he used to be.
OP is experiencing a one-sided sex life with her husband and believes that he may be struggling with depression but he refuses to open up to her:
OP’s husband is likely burnt out and she plans to talk to him when he comes home from work to find a solution that will help him feel like his old self again.
OP’s husband came home and after he had eaten, she took him to the bedroom to talk:
OP expressed her concerns to her husband by showing him her original post and he broke down in tears, allowing him to open up to her.
OP’s husband expressed his concerns about bringing a child into the current state of the world and felt a sense of responsibility to take care of things when OP became pregnant.
OP’s husband expressed that the burden of providing for the family was heavier than expected and despite trying harder, he felt like he was drowning and could only get a breath of fresh air during his commute between home and work.
OP’s husband revealed that the stress was so overwhelming that he sometimes throws up but hides it from others and he carries gum to deal with the taste; he expressed that he didn’t want to burden OP with the truth.
OP’s husband expressed his fear that sharing his struggles would make OP stop seeing him as a protector and provider and stop loving him:
OP’s husband shared that he doesn’t want to quit his job as the work itself is fine but feels an added weight to provide for the family due to the pandemic:
OP suggested him to take a break and go on a trip to feel better, which he initially protested but OP insisted; eventually, he agreed to go:
OP’s husband plans to take a week off from work before the baby is due for a romantic vacation and wants to take a day off tomorrow to sleep in:
OP saw her husband enjoying himself for the first time in months:
OP made an edit to the post to express gratitude for the support received and clarify some things as she did not expect it to receive much attention.
OP clarified about the house chores:
OP told her husband’s boss that he had a migraine:
OP clarifies that the pregnancy wasn’t an accident and that they actively wanted to have three kids because they were both raised in three-kid families:
They realized that a one-week vacation would not be enough to relieve his stress:
The story is not fake:
OP expresses gratitude for the support she received and believes they can get through the difficult time:
OP has handled the situation very well:
OP’s husband should look for another job if it is his job that is burdening him:
We are happy for OP and her husband:
Other men could also relate to OP’s husband:
Whether you or your partner are struggling with burnout, taking the time to talk, listen, and seek out resources can help you find a way forward towards greater happiness and fulfillment. What kind of relationship do you share with your partner? Share in the comment section below.
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