I am looking for any advice here. I won't go into the situation too far, but how do you deal with jealousy and distance in a way that is productive to marriage?
When you have a disagreement on world views that affects your every day life, how much give is too much- to the point of doormat, and where is a 'responsible' level of boundaries?
Distance as in miles? That can take it's toll but I believe couples have made it work. I think it takes extra effort and care to stay close.
Distance as in emotions? Not sure you can force anyone to be close if they are holding back. All we can do is love the person and encourage communication by sharing and talking ourselves.
A disagreement on world views with a marriage partner? I think this should have been discovered before the marriage took place, if it didn't, then agree to disagree for the health of the marriage or come to some middle ground where both people can be happy. I don't think being a doormat is acceptable, but then again I didn't marry a man who is domineering, if that's the case, so I don't know if standing up to the spouse would help or hinder.
Take this with a grain of salt.