Many marriages start off as “for better or for worse,” aka – you get married to spend forever with that person. But, like many things in life, some things do not go as planned. This is why divorce rates have been increasing over the last decade amongst married couples – if you can’t live with them, then go live without them.
While some couples try to “keep it together” for themselves, their kids and the sake of their marriage – others can no longer withstand the uncomfortableness of living and being with someone you no longer love. And, there are breaking points when you realise – damn, it is definitely over.
I had a car accident. Lost my job. Was still depressed about the family member passing away. My wife decides she really wants a gold watch that costs $999. I tell her I can’t afford to spend money on something like that in our current situation. She shuts herself in the bathroom to cry. That was the first time I didn’t react to that tactic. She comes out a few hours later and asks me outright if I want a divorce. Which wasn’t even on my mind until that point. But that was the moment I knew.
Came home from a seven-month deployment overseas to a five-month pregnant wife. I’m no mathematician but I figured that one out
She wasn’t religious when we met, 10 years later she told me I was going to hell for believing in dinosaurs.
My wife put on 170 lbs over 10 years. I never said anything and supported her attempts at weight loss.
One day I was trying on an old Steelers jersey that didn’t fit because I had gained 15 lbs in 10 years. I said, “Well, I guess it’s time to buy a bigger jersey.” her response:
“We’re not blowing money on a stupid jersey. You’ll just have to lose weight.”
My husband was cheating. I found out, and instead of immediately dumping his ass, I said, Let’s try to work this out, but you have to dump the girlfriend.
His response: “But what if you and I don’t work out?”
DIRECT FUCKING QUOTE. And THAT was the final straw.
Probably when I returned home and found all the furniture, food and my wife missing. Another hint was the empty bank account.
I came home from work. There was a note on the table.
She had dropped our two kids off at her grandparents, told them she was going to the mall and left the country
She called the police to say she suspected me of abusing our child. They arrested me, investigated, apologised and released me. One hell of a way to get attention.
When she started waking me up in the middle of the night screaming and hitting me.
I came home early from work because of a migraine. Found him in bed with my best friend.
Oddly, I was more hurt by her behaviour than his. Broomed them both that day.