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Why do I feel that I need to be accepted by my wife, who is

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Why do I feel that I need to be accepted by my wife, who is my third marriage? I seem to get emotionally upset when she doesn't give any sign of affection or love? This strong emotion is causing problems with my new marriage? I really want this marriage to work as I totally love my wife, can you help pleas?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
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Dr. David :

I am sorry you are having this strong need to be accepted by your wife.

Dr. David :

you should talk to a psychotherapist about this feeling you are having

Dr. David :

it could stem from childhood issues and not feeling accepted enough by your parents possibly.

Dr. David :

so you could be trying to make up for that and look for stronger signs of affection or acceptance from your wife to make up for lack of acceptance during childhood.

Dr. David :

that is one possibility.

Dr. David :

talking with a psychotherapist would be your best option

Dr. David :

you and your wife can also speak to a marriage counselor as well

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let me know if you have questions.

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