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?