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I Have Everything I Ever Wanted. Why am I so Miserable?

Hi Dr.Schwartz,

I am in a common law relationship of many years, 2 great kids, career, a roof over my head, lots of family and friends who care about me, etc. But lately I am just so unhappy. Food tastes bland, no interest in doing anything. Even laughing seems like work. My spouse and I are profoundly different personalities. She is a worrier and a talker. I am an easy going fixer. So she talks and I fix. Needless to say my work is never done  at the expense of my own personal life goals. I have worked so hard to reach this point in my life I don't want to throw it away over my inability to assert myself. But I cant go on in this way.

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