Denial is poisonous and everywhere: No, it is not OK to expect your partner to be celibate just because you want to. It can be heroic to survive as a parent through a child’s adolescence. Sitting down and agreeing on a budget can really matter. Understanding and accepting that you have the disease of an anxiety disorder can help explain why you avoid job hunting, new experiences and the unfamiliar.
Find your courage to give up denial, face reality and all of it’s hard edges. By doing so you’ll be better equipped to carry your own burdens with greater grace. Authenticity means a richer life in relationships.