and you aren’t making the biggest mistake of your life?
I’m posting this here because I figure some of yall have been there before.
You’re married and have been with the same woman for more than 5 years. She is the mother of your children and in all intensive purposes is a good person. She’s never cheated on you (that you know of). You have no other woman and aren’t in love with someone else.
Lately your relationship has been rocky or has been rocky for several years. Y’all just can’t seem to get it together. You’ve increasingly found reasons not to go home. You sit there seething and feel she is too.
It’s been so long since you’ve been in a different relationship that you aren’t sure if this is just a rough spot or if you have fallen out of love. These rough spots last longer and longer and you both find excuses not to be with the other.
Your kids aren’t grown and basically you two have built a life together. If the shit hit the fan, you both could afford to live fairly comfortably and a divorce wouldn’t ruin either of you.
She doesn’t make your life miserable by nagging or spending all your money and gives you your time to do what you need. You do the same for her. Most people would look at you two and see a normal couple. However, your true friends know you are miserable. You suspect her friends know she is miserable.
What do you do?