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Change in a partnership is inevitable, but how can you roll with it so your love thrives, not dies? Suzy Bashford gets expert help


My husband has transformed himself into a six-packed, super-fit stud muffin, thanks to his new hobby, mixed martial arts. Good news for me, his lucky wife, surely? Erm, no, actually.

To say I’m dealing with this change badly would be putting it mildly. My reaction starts as low-level aggression, before manifesting as snide comments and eye-rolling when he logs his food intake into an app, makes a protein shake or does 80 press-ups before he gets into bed. And then, one day, my simmering resentment boiled over into raw rage. When I threw his boxing gloves in his face in front of our young children and stomped out of the house, cutting short his plan to introduce me to the sport, I knew that I needed some assistance to recalibrate to our new dynamic.

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