Living with a couple also made me feel like a perpetual third wheel; I wanted a place that feels like home.
So I started casually browsing wanted ads for roommates.
Dating a roommate
She gets so upset that the party becomes a source of stress for her.
She will make it quite obvious that she is unhappy during the party.
The next time you host a gathering, you should tell her that she will be your guest and that you will handle the hosting duties. Ask a guest (or your children) for help if you need it, and let your wife see what it’s like to enjoy your own party.
An additional suggestion is to hire a teenager to help, so you can both have an extra pair of hands to assist.
That's how I found myself at an event aptly named "Speedflatmating" (a "flatmate" is U. speak for "roommate"): A weekly series of mixers aiming to bring apartment hunting people — and those looking for a new housemate — under one roof.