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I have become more religious and it is causing stress with my spouse.

My wife and I have been married for over 20 years. We are both Jewish and have raised our two daughters Jewish, but until 3-4 years ago we were barely observant. Then a few years ago I started to become more observant. I now attend daily minyan in the mornings at an orthodox shul, lay tefillin, am starting to study Torah, and have really become fascinated by all facets of observance. Unfortunately, my wife did not get bit by the same bug and has been thrown by my change. The mechitza and her view of the treatment of women in particular she finds offensive. As much as I try to not change her or my daughters’ lives (I try to keep kosher but our home is not, they do not attend shul with me and I don’t argue) it is still very difficult. I can’t say that I blame her – it is quite a curve ball after so many years of marriage. At the same time, finding Judaism has saved my life in many ways and brought me so much joy. I love my wife dearly and can’t imagine not being with her, and I know she is trying very hard to accept my changes. But it makes me sad that what makes me so happy drives us apart. I’m not sure what to do. Any tips or similar stories?

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