Jack writes about a friend of his who has fallen out of love with her spouse. She's having difficulty, as one might expect, having sex. But she does it anyway.
Which is martyrdom, not that martyrdom is bad or good. That would be a contextual thing.
I commented on the post:
Jack, she's lucky to have you for a friend. But please tell me that you told her to get a therapist, right? One who does marital, too. One who can get her boy in the room.Life, especially the life of a relationship, is much too complicated for that.
You don't always love your spouse is the truth.
You don't always anything over time.