I never thought I would be the guy posting one of these. I said, man, you have to be silly to get into such a toxic relationship. But then I got married…
For those of you who have never been married… I would recommend really really thinking about it before doing it. Everything people say about it is true. If you’re getting daily deluxe massages now, you’re gonna be waiting for your birthday for one and that’s if “my fingers don’t hurt.” It’s always “my head hurts” or “I have nerve pain around my stomach” or “it’s raining so I’m in a lot of pain.”
Okay I’ll make this short and sweet, kinda like the beginning of this relationship. This girl was super nice to me, listened to me talk about anything and seemingly enjoyed being with me and generally trying to get our life going.
She was actually renting a house with a couple friends. Working a good job. Good conversation. Looked great… So just an all around good woman.
Fast forward some time. I was in a car crash right before the 4 year mark and I’m telling you guys, if she didn’t stay with me at the hospital most of the time, I wouldn’t have recovered from a severe TBI like I did. 3 weeks of hallucinating…
So when I felt better I figured now was time to get married and so we did on our 4 year anniversary. First six months were fine but then I started slowly seeing her not want to work anymore, not cleaning as often (we split chores and she never does dishes anymore…). The jobs she had over the last four years she, again, quit. The last one - a year and a half ago - actually went out of business. Since then she put in about 5 applications (if I actually believed that) and has generally sat on her butt - which is steadily getting bigger - since that time. Again that’s 18 months of nothing but staring at her phone. I ask her to take a walk… Nope. I’ve done shit like counted how many times I asked until I got a yes just to go around the block - nine.
Now I’m FAR from perfect. I’m a recovering addict (doing good if you care), I have PTSD and major anxiety after that crash, I have other medical issues. But I try. I can’t work a full-time job now because of my medical issues so I do everything from eBay to scrapping metal and it’s been paying the bills. I’m also tapering off of my anxiety medication - cold turkey was no good because I think I was about to have a seizure 8 days in. Metallic taste in my mouth, left arm went numb. This is just so you know my status. I’m trying to get better mentally and physically.
She hasn’t done her laundry in over a month… Ok? I’ve done mine twice. I gave her money for hers. Dishes? 7-8 days… If I ask she blows up.
Anyway, it has been really bad like this for about a year. She has tried to provoke me enough to hit her so she could get my arrested but I can’t hit a girl. Overall I feel miserable around her and I’ve tried to approach her neutrally too many times to keep bothering. If she can’t understand three years later, what can I do? Being with her is really messing with my recovery and she is just a drain emotionally and financially.
Let me know what you guys think. Btw ofcourse I’m biased but I don’t act rude to her or anything! I ask her to help me by looking for work together and stuff like that and at this point she said I was nagging (I immediately stopped) but do I not have the right to ask my wife for help?
It’s gonna take a miracle for anything to change and actually she’s been so bad I actually just wanna be single!
Sorry people, I know this is some bulldoodoo but she is my wife and I need advice. Especially if I’m delusional? Thanks.