Our marriage is 7 years old and we have a 3 year old son and expecting another child in 2 more months. Ours is a love marriage and we never had any problems with each other or with our respective in laws. Overall I can say my marriage had been blissfull till recently. For the past few months I have been observing a change in my DHs attitude. Though he helps me with taking care of our 3 year old, takes us on short outings on sundays and helps me other household activities etc., he does not want to sit and have an affectionate conversation with me. Our conversations these days have become very formal. I am able to make the difference so easily as he used to shower me with lots of love and affection all the time and there were no formalities between us. We would talk endlessly after our son is asleep and had a healthy married life in all aspects. These days everything is different. He does not want to talk to me for more than 10 mins during any time of the day. He does not want to come and sleep along with me as we used to do before. He says he wants to relax and keeps watching cricket or browsing till late in the night. He says Iam suffocating him by being around constantly and he needs some space. He says he is jealous of his friends who are not yet married and how he wishes to be in their position. One thing that did not change is the way he helps me with managing our son or household work. One day he helped me so much and I really wanted to give him a big hug....I couldn't believe myself when he completely ignored my invitation. He did hug after I expressed my displeasure but there was no love in it. It was so formal. He is a very ambitious and hard working person. He wants to go places in his career and I will do all I can to help him achieve his goals. Off late he started dreaming about living in a different city/country all by himself while me and our children will be in Chennai or the "base" as he calls it. I did not agree with this dumb arrangement as I really cant imagine living a life away from him. I told him I will accompany him wherever he wants to go as being with him is very important to me and his children would always need his presence and guidance. Recently one night I got an opportunity to talk to him abt all this nonsensical behaviour of his. I did not fight or shout or anything. I just said I love you and Iam missing you...I feel like spending a lot more time with you. His response to this was "Don't expect me to hold your pallu and be at home all the time.Learn to be independent". What does that mean ? I am 7 months pregnant and I do all the cooking, buying groceries, fetching my son from school and entertaining the little fellow in the evenings, feed him and make him sleep etc., He helps me whenever he can without me asking for it. Iam sure he is not referring to being independent financially as leaving my job after our son was born was a joint decision. He never complains if I spend or never asks me for bills. He says very clearly that Iam doing the most important job on earth and encourages me to study more or follow my dream of becoming an artist. He does all right things and says right things sometimes. However why has he stopped showing any affection towards me? Why does he want to be alone when I want to just rest my head on his shoulders after a long day ? One day I asked him where did all the love go....he said don't ask me tough questions. Whats wrong? What am I missing here ? I love him a lot.....lot more than he can ask for......if I say this he feels awkward instead of being happy. Why ????