My youngest daughter recently went to university, and last week my husband admitted he’s been unhappy for years. He was only waiting for her to move out to leave me. I feel bereft – I was already dreading the house being empty, and the thought of being completely alone is too much to bear. I think the biggest shock of all is that I had no idea that he was miserable. I don’t know what to do. Karen, Fife I’m afraid that a husband wanting freedom when the children are grown is one of the oldest stories around. If you had no idea that he was so unhappy, it’s worthwhile trying mediation. It may help you to get to the root of the problem and why he is miserable, and see if there is any way to save your relationship. Then, at least, you will know the truth and what future course you have to take. I understand your
shock but, please believe me when I say that, whatever the outcome, time is a great healer.