A woman marries a man that she loves even though not really in love with him. He makes sense, is a good match. He inspires her. However, shortly after their marriage, he seems to fall apart. He quits his job, flounders from one endeavor to another and when he finally seems to find his niche, operating an interior design business, he closes shop and retires to bed.
The wife works more. He sleeps more. The marriage is on the rocks when the story ends but the reader gets the sense that things will turn around eventually...or perhaps, the reader is as blind as the narrator to the truth of the matter. There may be no turning back.
A link to the story online is here: