Coming out of denial & realizing you married a gaslighting narcissist douchebag with a degree in how to manipulate people is why Wilhelmina went catatonic, is now "fragile", defeated, won't even speak when asked how SHE feels about something. And the rest of his family seems way too deferential to him & carefully crafting their words. And now they're talking to Dr. Zasio, instead of Tim himself, because they need her as a buffer. Because he's a gaslighting narcissist douchebag with a degree in how to manipulate people.
Oh, and sexist to boot! (Per Betsy talking to Dr. Zasio now.)