I knew something was wrong, because he had been very distant for quite awhile and it took a lot of coaxing and convincing for him to actually tell me what the problem was.
I would recommend to such a man that he not get married until he is ready to ‘divorce’ his mother. The plan is, stay bonded to mom until such time that you are convinced that it is time to separate, meaning go off and commit to another woman.
This other woman, your wife, in effect becomes #1 in your new life. And by the way, your marriage has a better chance of surviving if this more complete commitment has occurred.
When your mother-in-law is still pulling the strings on her son, things can get pretty dicey especially when there is conflict between you and your husband.
You see, the mother who hangs onto her son past the time she is supposed to is expressing a certain kind of ‘narcissism.’ The narcissistic mother is trying to cure her problems within herself by hanging onto and expecting emotional things from her adult son.
When your spouse says “I don’t love you anymore” you can be reasonably certain your marriage is beyond salvation.