Very new to this site and have been having a good nose around (sorry all).
Am in somewhat confused state of affairs (Ha the irony!) Married for 24yrs with 17yr old daughter who will be off to uni soon (hopefully) Have recently had confirmation that s2bx is now on his 3rd affair in 4 yrs - and quite frankly have had enough. To go with the humiliation etc etc that this causes am now in angry mode and, to be quite frank, i just want rid! I confronted him and he just caved in - though the only thing he has said is 'she means nothing' to me. I have in effect been total housekeeper for around 10 yrs - and we have been in separate rooms for 5 of those - originally due to genuine back problems. He is a controlling bully who has done nothing for years but put me down - often publicly. Am I best to go for adultery or can I go for mental cruelty..... I cannot tolerate this anymore and have told him I am moving out - the agreement is to sell the house asap. He has v good job with excellent pension rights while I have lesser and poor pension.... Advice welcome:unsure:
S'ok Tinny - I got it.... main thing I am bothered about is my daughter... Very good head on shoulders. Most of the time she has great rel with her Dad but I know that if she came with me he would be a b**&*^% with her. If she stayed with him she would still have great rel with me.... we do get on v well.... I would be happy with this (i think) as it would give her best of both worlds. TBQH I just want out of this as quickly as possible. I want to move on with my life while I am still young enough to enjoy it!!!
I can understand you wanting out. I hope your relationship with your daughter is good. I thought my relationship with my kids was rock solid too but that changed when their dad changed parenting styles, in his words "I am never cross with them now and drop everything for them". I have had very bad "press" (if you knew the whole story you would realise the irony in that statement) at his and his in laws hands.
Think things through very carefully, get advice here and wherever you can get it. Things however do not go according to plan.
I'm in a similar situation as recently started divorce proceedings against my 'man'. I have been told by solicitor to stick where I am + under no circumstances move out. I seem to be made of stronger stuff than my stbx as he is the one who now keeps away from the house! Suits me!
Keep your chin up.
i would also strongly recommend that you stay in the family home. The divorce process can be long and tedious, and very stressful. It is important that you maintain normality for your daughter,and I am sure this would be very difficult if you left. You need to go and speak to Solicitor and get advice.
Also remember that once you start process things could get very ugly with your ex, your bills, your car, your holidays your lifestyle may be affected.
My ex controlled all purse strings and I am having to fight for everything, prepare yourself for a long slogg!!