I’ve been married for over 25 years. I’ve been the breadwinner in the family for that time, including 17 years where my wife stayed at home with the kids, where I worked two jobs. Getting her to go back to work almost resulted in divorce, because I objected to the job she decided to take, which was working in retail. This job has made it near impossible to have any kind of regular schedule – meals are god knows when, there’s one weekend month where she’s home, and who knows when that’s going to be.
It seems my purpose in life has been reduced to providing income, doing the food shopping, making sure all the cars are running, and cooking more than 1/2 the time.
So I’m 53 and I’ve worked my ass off and sacrificed health and happiness for what?
If I could afford to get divorced, I would.