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Spiraling Husband

I have been married for almost three years. I didn't really want to get married, but my, now wife, gave me the marry me or I'm leaving speech. I liked living together and the life I had. Now I think I made a terrible mistake. She is a great lady. We have many things in common. I know she loves me very much. I also know that I do not love her the same way in return. I dread having to go home when she is there. I have become a workaholic to avoid spending time with her. I am not sexually attracted to her. Every time I meet an attractive woman, I, being not the best looking guy in the world, hit on her and fail miserably. I probably would have cheated already, given the opportunity. I still care about her and don't want to hurt her. If I ask for a divorce it will crush her. Financially we don't make a lot of money, but were recently able to buy a Condo, that was financially above our heads. We make roughly the same salary and together we just make it. I would gladly give her the condo, but she could not handle it by herself. I am going into a downward, dizzying spiral. Now is not the best time to leave. No time is. Any advise?

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