I’ve seen many couples who struggle with the emotional space in their relationship.
It’s very common.
There’s an emotional space and there’s the more logical/practical space of running a “family” big or small. Zooming out and rating these out of 10 may give one more clarity.
If the logical/practical space is great, but the emotional space is empty, it will likely to fail.
If the emotional space is great but the more logical/practical space is lacking, then it may also fail.
Couples who have a blindspot in any one of these will eventually run into trouble.
But there’s always hope once insight or clarity is gained.