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hopefulfourus posted 8/2/2014 17:56 PM

So he was served D papers this past Thursday. We talked about some things--he mentioned legal separation so he can keep medical insurance, then said I could stay in house until kids graduate from HS in 4 years, etc.

Thinking back over our marriage, he truly was not there for us, only when it was convenient for him. He always thought of himself, going out with friends, going on his vacations, etc. I truly felt like a single parent, taking the kids wherever they needed to be.

I am thinking that we will NOT have family gatherings with our grand kids someday (I know, my kids are still young), growing old together, taking care of me going through a potential health scare right now, and just plain old, being alone for the rest of my life! I really don't have immediate family left; both of my parents have passed on as well as my brothers. I have friends-mostly married though. My family is my 2 kids, him and his family.

Is this just normal??

AmSoDone posted 8/2/2014 18:08 PM


I don't have any advice, I'm feeling the same way so just wanted to say you are not alone.

Sleepingbeauty posted 8/2/2014 18:16 PM

You are saying goodbye to so many things all at once and you really have no control over any of it. It is scary no matter how old or young you are.

I think when we realize that our hopes and dreams are gone it takes us awhile to look to the new ones with hope.

Start with one positive thought a day no matter how small it is and then think of two, then three and so forth.

If you don't have a support system, post here often and get support from others in your shoes.

It may not seem like it at this point in time but it will get better a little moe each day.

Jls0320 posted 8/2/2014 18:48 PM

I know exactly how you feel, I was crying last night and told him he didn't deserve my tears. I'm sad to lose the family picture I dreamed of, sad he decided he doesn't want ME when I have been amazing to him, sad to lose every other wknd w my boys, sad at how lonely and sad I am when he appears to be just fine. We deserve someone so much better in our lives, and I know in my head that time will make it better but it's just so hard to see that right now. Hang in there

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