He also agreed, albeit reluctantly, to see a counselor with her again.
Two of the issues that came up in those first counseling sessions were Michael’s drinking and what Diane described as his moodiness.
Whereas Diane had cut down severely on her drinking beginning with her first pregnancy, Michael drank two or three cocktails every night, which he justified as providing relief from his stressful job as a financial adviser.
I met Michael about a year after he and his wife Diane had gone for two counseling sessions following an incident at home.
One evening, after they returned from a gathering with friends, Michael accused Diane of flirting with the husband of a woman who was Diane’s best friend.