Dave wrote:I think we as married folks owe our marriages every effort we can give to make it work out. I’m not sure demanding your spouse to completely give up something they love is fair, in fact I think it’s a bit selfish but it happens and it puts people in a difficult position. Asking someone to choose, or else, likely means that that person is at their wits end, the big question is why?
Good point Dave, and the others that have made the same, but my first thought is what happened to get to that point? What caused Taz's wife to make those demands? Like you said, the big question is why? On the surface, it sounds like too much time wetting a line, but we aren't there to know.
Successful marriages take work, commitment, cooperation, and communication. They aren't all fun and roses, sometimes, they get pretty bleak. There are other factors I believe make a marriage work, like faith, but they are personal choices.
I believe you're making the right choice by putting fishing on hold for awhile, at least until you get the root cause of the issues worked out. Work through the problems, it will make your relationship, and marriage, stronger. You'll know whether things are going to work out for the best, if you find there's no hope, well, there is an out.