I have been having this same issue myself. I am 29yrs old. I have a daughter that is 5 and a son that is 4. I have raised both from day one. I have been present for every waking day of their little lives. From birth until now. I've left my daughter when she was 15 months old to watch a movie and it was the first time without her. I am currently,and have been for two years in school,that is the only time I am not with my kids. I do the budget, I do the groceries, the meals the bathes the bedtimes,the house work, the lawn work, the speical events. I do it all, on my own. DH works, and that is all. Two weeks ago I hit my breaking point. I called my mother and requested she drive the four hours to pick me up. I could not take it any longer. I was depressed,angry and downright sick with my life. I have no one here, no family, no friends nothing. These kids are all I have. I was sick of taking care of them, AND HIM. I don't want to pick up his dirty clothing, do his dishes or clean up his trash. I told him that as i walked out the door.... he asked for a second chance,, I am giving him that.. he has been better, but if he fails this time. We will be gone. Simply put, don't let someone use you as their slave,that is not what marriage is about.
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10/26/06 at 2:20pm