My Husband told me 2 days ago he is leaving me.
by Elizabeth Brettig.
(Armadale, Perth, Western Australia.)
I am 53 years old with two teenage daughters. I was having a rest at the computer near the front door after working around the house, when I heard and saw my husbands' old BMW rolling up the lawn where he usually parked it. I wondered why he was home. Was he sick, was there bad news about the loan we had applied so we could add an extension, a second time. He came up quickly up the path and as he approached the door I asked, What has happen? What have you done now?" as he unlocked the door. He looked serious, tears started to well up in my eyes, He get's down on one knee and the words that came out of his mouth I will never forget. Liz I have had 18 good years, but I cannot do this anymore. I got out of my chair threw of my glasses and walked down to the lounge and sat in my rocking chair.( He is 42. )
It was just after 1:30pm and for the next 1 1/2 hours I cried, laughed yelled, and swore at him. I couldn't believe what I heard, after all that I did for him for us for our girls' our home he throws it all in my face by getting down on one knee and telling me he can not do it any more! what a croc that was.
I told him to get out if that is what he wants, you know what he said? "I have no where to go."
I figured out what he thought I would do because of struggles between him and one of our girls for the past year I had threaten to go and live at Mum who has breast cancer for a second time at 83 and has other health issues. Then he would have our house and it would be nice and easy on him.
Well this chook is staying put. He spends his evenings sitting at the dining table watching the tv set alone. Though I don't stop the girls from associating with him.
The girl's are sad, don't want to be in the middle but they don't want to talk or ask questions at the moment.
Yesterday I coped better, today it's hard again like the first day, my stomach is sore, I feel sad lonely and alone. mine family are there for me if I need them. I tell my girls I'm sorry, it's not there fault and I hug and tell them I love them very much.
I don't know about our future, I try to cope and get through each day. Thank you. Take Care.