I am seriously stressed about this situation and would appreciate any advice. My wife and I have been going through a rough patch (really rough actually) in the last month or so. Things are starting to get better but I still have one big issue. During this time she has been talking to a guy friend from high school (started talking to him 4 days before she told me she wasn’t happy and may want to leave). A couple times she told me she wanted to go see him (he lives 1000 miles away) and I said absolutely not. But, she continues to talk to him daily and has admitted to “harmless flirting”, which I suspect was worse than she admits. I told her it was inappropriate and disrespectful to me for her to be talking to another man like that regardless of how innocent it is. She insists they are just friends. While that may be the case, I really believe she has or has had some romantic feelings for him. The problem is things have been better for us the last week or so but I just sense that there is still a part of her hanging on to him and until she lets that go she will not come back to me 100%. I want to confront her about it but last time I did we had a huge fight and I don’t want to rock the boat right now since things are getting better. So…
Do you think it is wrong for her to be talking to another man like this (every day) even if it is totally innocent?
How do you suggest I broach the subject without creating WWIII again?
These are probably simple questions but my mind is a mess right now from all of this so any help is appreciated. Thanks.