I'm a 29-year-old guy. I have this nagging suspicion that my wife is cheating on me. My doubts are due to the way she has been behaving of late. We are both hardworking professionals who barely get a weekend to spend together as a couple. Interestingly, there was a time when she was keen on having a child but I kept postponing it. Now, she does not even bring up the topic for conversation. She also gets very angry if I fidget with her cellphone or laptop. She wasn't this way before. I partly blame myself for neglecting her but now I want to set things straight. Then why is she behaving very distant?
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You are assuming that she is having an affair. You feel that her changed behavior is because she has hooked up with someone else. But my dear, these are your mere assumptions. She may have given up on you and has resigned to her fate. Due to which she is perhaps behaving like this. She feels there is no point talking about anything with you, that is why she has withdrawn herself. But if you still feel that something is amiss, talk to her. Tell her honestly about what you feel and how you want to make amends. See how she reciprocrates your feelings. I am sure she is waiting for you to make amends.