Cooled off relationship

“I gave my best at work to be able to provide my family with a sense of security above all else, but the harder I tried, the worse things went at home. The relationship with my wife cooled off, but instead of talking about our needs openly, we held our discussions like business meetings. I thought it was just a phase, which is why the break up was so unexpected for me. Since then I see my two kids only every other week.”