Our expert says:
Do see a marriage counsellor together. You love each other, and you love your child, but are out of synch, at present, in how to show that caring and love. As M wisely points out, many men have signuificant difficulty in showing affection, and this is partly broad socialization and partly that many were not themselves shown much affection when they were younger. His father's suicide when he was young will have afected him, of course. and maybe he is trying to find a way to do the affectionate things spontaneously, in his own way --- and if you rush in and tell him to do things ( even if this is an understandable reaction on your part ), it makes it harder for him to learn to do so spontaneously. Going away at this time is unlikely to help --- counselling is likely to help
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