Mike and Nicole’s OPP: I Can’t Help How I Feel
Dear Mike and Nicole,
My husband and I have been married for 6 years. I'll never forget the first day we met, it was at the Snake River Stampede and I would not shut up to my friends about how hot and rugged he was. A few months ago, he was in a car accident that changed his physical appearance. We can't do as much as we used to because he moves a lot slower now, but my main problem is that I am just no longer attracted to him anymore. He's really been trying to help me and even took me on a couple of romantic getaways, but I just can't fake something that is not there anymore. I feel horrible about it, but it's neither of our faults. It's not something that he can change and in a way, it's not who I married.
I don't know that I can stay married anymore to someone that I am not attracted to. You can understand that, right? I don't know how much longer I can stay when I am not happy. How long should I wait before I leave? How do I explain it to our friends and family?