Original Newsletter Post – 9/2/19
A client came to me recently to ask about her relationship. She’s been married eight years (together for twelve); they have a child together. He’s always been on the selfish side but suddenly, over the summer, he completely turned away from her and their son to concentrate on a new business. It’s a level of self-involvement he’s never shown before, not just because he’s creating something he always wanted to create, but because it’s like they aren’t even in his life. It makes her feel – no matter what she says or does to get through to him – as if he divorced himself from the family even though he still lives with them and takes advantage of her usual care. He’s even said that he’s not responsible for her or their son anymore, that he needs to think about himself now (as if he hadn’t been all along).