my wife found a very embarrassing story I had been writing. It was sexual in nature and included many of my wife’s friends in detail, but not her. She was very upset and hurt which she had every right to be. When she questioned me about it, I fainted out of overwhelming embarrassment and fear. Since then, we have not discussed it. Our marriage has been rocky and it’s one of the things that need to be addressed. I am deathly afraid to bring it up and talk to her out of fear of her reaction. Difficult conversations are something I avoid out of fear. Any suggestions on how to feel comfortable do this?