Our expert says:
Strong people also have problems. Imdeed, it requires a weakling to fail to recognize and acknowledge the problems they have.
It really sounds as though you have become Depressed, which is a common illness. And one which responds really well to the right treatment. I wonder even whether your wife might also have become depressed, which might explain the sense of being solitary in her company.
I'm sure your son loves you just as much - but kids tend to look more to their mom for cuddling, because she's generally around and availablwe for cuddling, far more than dad.
And this vaires with stage of life - there'll be a time not too long ahead, when a dad, and dad-things, will become far more interesting to him.
I'm sorry to hear your experience of the shrink you visited was disappointing - clearly the wrong shrink for you. Kepp trying - a good shrink should both be able to do a proper assessment of the situation, and if he makes a diagnosis, discuss reasonably ways to treat it, and if not a specific diagnosis, to advise on better ways of dealing with this situation.
A proper therapist / counsellor would be the sort of caring and intelligent person you wisely feel the need to talk with.
And don'\t blame yourself for a problem that appears to have formed within your wife
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