If you have a moderator change your spouses email address be sure to tell them you need to reuse your old email address for your new account. Otherwise it may remain unusable with PM in the future.
And, your Community Account (here) has to use the identical email address right down to upper/lower case letters. Since YOU are the one on community and you likely used your email address all should be good. Many examples of no community reward $$ showing up in your account can be traced back to microscopic differences in how your email address is set up in each place. “Case” doesn’t matter for emailing but does matter here.