I am struggling with how to be/feeling like a good father and husband. I feel a disconnect between me and my wife. My wife is overwhelmed with being at home all day every day. I try to encourage her everyday and tell her to go and do something for her and I'll stay with the baby but she is unwilling to do it. My encouragement is met with apathy. I try so hard but to no avail. There is desire for sex or physical interaction on her part. I am losing confidence that I am able to help her to feel positive. I do not feel like I am attractive to her anymore.
She had a hard pregnancy and tough long labor. I think we are scared that we will get pregnant again and we have 5 month old currently. I love my LO so much. I play with when I am home. I feel sad when I have to leave him.
At the moment, I am the only one working outside the home which make for a tight financial situation. I feel like I can't do anything. No pit stops by the gas station for a coke and something sweet, no snacks, nothing. I am losing my social skills.
I am sure this is the part where I need to man up and just deal with life but I am tired, frustrated, and as the usual encourager of the family, I am empty.