My wife and I recently separated after 8 years of marriage. She came to a conclusion that this is the only thing to do, although against my will. I love her very much I would give her the world and have told her this on several occasions. We have a beautiful 4 year old daughter that lives with me for the biggest part of our time away from each other. She comments that she needs time away to figure things out.
Our separation is tearing me up but I have learned to move on. We talk daily about our situation and most importantly about our daughter's well being. I am being very patient in this matter for she is my best friend. Just a word of our situation any feedback would be appreciated.
It sounds like you have everything under control. I'm glad to hear that your daughter comes first, and it's good that though you'd give your wife the world you're still conscientious of your own need to continue on and pick up some of the pieces.
I don't see any reason why you shouldn't be patient with your wife for a short time - let her figure out whatever it is that is troubling her so much. However, don't let this turn into a long drawn-out matter. Keep communicating and be sure to let her know that your patience, while sincere, is not limitless.
I'm so sorry to hear of your situation. You appear to be handling yourself, your daughter and your relationship with your wife admirably!
As long as you can keep the lines of communication open, you and your wife have a chance to work it out. How about stepping that communication up to the next level and involve a professional to help guide you to a resolution?
Being patient with your wife is good to a point - after that, you need to decide if she is taking advantage of you. Good Luck!"Boomer"