Originally Posted by hedgiemama
Sue, thanks for commenting! Very much appreciated!
You're welcome. As I stated, I've been lurking in these threads probably since the first one was started so long ago by Siberian Stamper. You have all come a long way in your journeys, and it has been very inspiring. It's nice to know there is life after divorce.
I have been married for almost 24 years, and unhappy for well over half that time. Our 25th anniversary will be in late 2012, and it is a milestone I do not want to reach. It probably doesn't matter, though, as we haven't acknowledged our anniversary to each other in probably 6 years. I stopped wearing my wedding rings 4 years ago, and he stopped wearing his about 2 years ago. We basically live as roommates.
We grew up in very different family environments and have very different expectations of what marriage and family life should be. While I want a life partner, he basically wants an employee. I am a SAHM, and he is self-employed. We have three teenage boys.