Our expert says:
Men, and even women, can react oddly to turning 40, or any other stage that seems to them to signal "Getting Old", and they may become skittish and try to convince themselves that they are still attractive and active. Men get a girl-friend, or buy a sports car or motorbike ; women get a boyfriend, or start dressing as though they were 20 years younger.
If you can't persuade him into marriage counselling --- perhaps suggesting that the aim would be to help you become less of a bother to him, and to help him be better able to handle you ( any such excuse will be at least partly true, and if he engages in counselling, it could help both of you agreeably ).
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