Hit1 Posted May 27, 2017 Share Posted May 27, 2017 I have just told my wife of 15 years that I can't be in a relationship any longer. We have three young kids and I feel absolutely worried sick about them because I have chosen to do this. My wife has serious issues that mean she always has to be the centre of attention and will create dramas, often medical, in order to gain sympathy and attention. We have had ambulances called out, multiple hospital stays, and many dramas that are simply unexplained or just go away. This year she took an overdose in January to 'have a break for a week' which led to a hospital stay, she made a disturbing call about our kids that lead to a social services investigation, and she had a breakdown and took more pills this month which led to her been kept in hospital for three weeks. She works in health care, knows the system and her own psychiatrist told me she is manipulative and sent her to a different hospital in another city this last time. Everybody, including her close family, have expressed major concerns about her to me since I told her it was over. They have all told me I'm doing the right thing for me and the kids. I've learned so many things about her in this last three weeks that I either didn't know or I was simply blind to and I am horrified at myself for letting this go on for years 'for the sake of the kids'. I have become a different person and fear that if I don't do this I myself will become sick. She has the same diagnosis again that she's been getting for years, just anothe me change in tablets, and different counsellor lined up. She tells me she's better and is coming home because the kids need her. It's been three weeks in a calm and happy home and I'm dreading it. I don't love her, it's that simple. But I love my kids with all my heart and this is tearing me apart. Am I doing the right thing? Thank you Link to comment
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