Q&A How Should I as a Wayward Spouse Approach My Spouse’s Continual Desire for Reassurance?

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It feels very needy and insatiable at times, and it can be emotionally draining when I am asked day after day for it. I don’t want to abandon my spouse; I don’t want to perpetuate the cycle of neediness and end up feeling resentful, either. Am I stunting my spouse’s emotional stability by giving reassurance? Can reassurance be healthy and helpful? Under what conditions or in what situations could it be helpful? When is it detrimental? What should I do then?



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