I made a mistake with my marriage
I’m 8 months pregnant and my husband has not stepped up to help me while I’m struggling. I’m burnt out and in pain and I just want to run away.
We have a 4.5 month old puppy who still needs a lot of attention and on weekends my stepson is here the help is even worse.
I was going to buy a new car when the baby got here but now I’m researching nanny’s because I know I will be drowning.
I feel like a failure but divorce is starting to sound so appealing because at least then I won’t have to take care of my husband and step son anymore.
I feel so lost. I don’t want to ruin Christmas for my friends but I really needed to let this out.
- Glad you could get that off your chest. That’s a lot to be responsible for and that shouldn’t be weighted on one person. Tell him Christmas was fun but now it’s time to be a daddy and step up. If divorce is what it takes for you to grow, then by all means, get help now because the baby will be a lot. Good luck with this; you’re doing better than you think! Cheers
- I would say that whatever you do, make sure you can afford whatever you’re planning financially. My ex quit his job 2 weeks after I was pregnant with our daughter, started cheating, etc. I couldn’t get over the feeling that it was just part of his plan, to trap me into supporting him forever. I don’t know your whole situation, but yeah, if you go through with it just make sure you’re financially sound enough to do it alone. Childcare is especially expensive when they’re young and can really limit your options if you’re forced to stay home with them.