DEAR DEIDRE: EVERY night, my wife is glued to her phone and I can’t prise her away.
She says she’s messaging her school gate friends but she is occupied for hours, and it’s making me frustrated and insecure.
We’ve been married for nine years and have two sons, aged seven and five. I’m 40 and she’s 38.
We moved to a new area last year and she’s pleased to have made a new group of mates.
She says she’s been lonely and I should be pleased she has found women she’s bonded with.
But she’s neglecting our relationship and when I try talking to her about it, we end up rowing.
I’m starting to distrust her and am missing intimacy.
She’d rather gossip and giggle with them than come to bed with me.
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I’m worried our marriage will hit the rocks.
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DEIDRE SAYS: You need to tell her how you feel, but in a way that doesn’t make her defensive.
Make it clear you’re happy she has friends now, but you miss spending time with her and want to improve your relationship.
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