How do we get things to work when we have different plans for the way we spend our time?
Answer: Have you been clear with her that you have no intention of retiring, or of involving yourself less in the movement?
While the guidance of a good counselor can be life-changing and marriage-saving, it can only be so to the extent you want to change and want to save. There is always a point beyond which you won't go to save the marriage — and if you're not sure where it is, all you have to do is ask yourself whether you'd rather get divorced than do X.
If you know where that point is and have reached it, then you need to say so. Not in as inflammatory a way as I've said it here, necessarily — no need to spell out, "I'd rather divorce you than retire to hang out with you at the gym" — but instead as a neutral statement of your needs:
"I hear, Wife, that you want me to retire so we can spend more time together, am I representing that fairly?"
And, if she says yes: "After giving it a lot of thought, I realize I'm not willing to retire; my job gives me a sense of pleasure and purpose that I'm not willing to give up."
I generally try not to get involved where there's a therapist on the scene; I'm only doing it here because it sounds as if you've hit your limit on compromise, and if that's true you need to say that in therapy.
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