He left me after 18 years, then took my career
We were married 18 years when he decided that he didn't want to be married anymore, so he left me. I was devastated because I really didn't think things were that bad. The problem is, we also owned a business together, one that I had worked in for 7 years before we purchased it and ran it together for another 11 years. I told him that if he didn't love me anymore, I couldn't work with him anymore. It would be too hard on me. I felt it should be my business because it was my passion, and I was prepared to buy him out, but he wouldn't leave the business because he couldn't find anything better. So for 2-1/2 years after he left the marriage, I had no choice but to work with him. It was so difficult because I loved the business, but he wanted to control everything, and he treated one of the staff like his business partner, and me like dirt. Just last month, it went to a judicial dispute resolution, and I was forced out. I am so sad about it because he's taken over my career of 21 years after taking away our 18 year marriage and my family half time (we share time with our son - half with me and half with him). It just feels so unfair! And two losses in 2-1/2 years is hard to deal with.