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  • Just Me,

    I think that we have all been where you are as far as feeling empty in our roles. The answer is not with another man. My best friend from college is a guy, but I would NEVER take my problems to him about my husband. There are a few, trusted female friends that I might talk with, but that is all. If I MUST talk to someone, then I take it to God. He always has the right answer (even if it’s one I don’t want to hear).

    The truth is that you are the only one responsible for your feelings. It’s not your husband’s job to make you happy or satisfied. Instead of worrying about what he is or isn’t doing, try finding out where your lack of satisfaction is coming from.