Humans are very much creatures of habit. So much so, we keep habits even after they no longer serve us well.
We like to define what is normal for our lives, and then we try to stick to that. This can make things easier, but what do we do when “normal” changes? Many things can change our normal: kids getting older, kids being born, changes in job, added responsibilities, new friends, new regular meetings, and so on. None of these is bad, but they do change our lives and make “normal” something other than what it was before.
If your normal changes, you need to adapt. If you keep trying to live the old normal, you will have problems.
How has your normal changed in the last few months? What about your wife’s normal, how has that changed?