Friday, July 6, 2012

Another Day, Another Dig

Did you know a large percentage of women who go through a divorce, end up bankrupt?  Seems I am headed that way.  Sometimes I cannot even believe I am in this situation.  Married 25 years, stood behind my husband in the background, worked, sold inheritance to put him through 2 graduate degrees.  I have endured countless years of his jealousy, accusations and verbal and emotional abuse.  I have had my self-esteem ripped from me.  I have been called multiple names (yes, anything you can image), yelled at, ripped apart and left in a heap on the floor, a puddle, crying hysterically and blaming it all on myself.  I worked myself to death in th is family.  I did everything.  He took out the trash.  I didn't give him "honey-do" lists on the weekend because he wanted to play.  Because he didn't help, I had an overload of work.  Now we are divorcing and I have had all financial support removed from me, I am cashing in and selling assets to live.  He is traveling around the world with our children and I am not even trusted enough to take care of our animals.  The wounds are so deep and painful.  Has anyone had this situation?  How did you work out of it?

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