My Soon-To-Be-Ex Is IRRATIONAL!
I’m going through a painful divorce. Well, it’s not really painful for me because I’ve wanted this divorce for years, but stayed married for the sake of our three children. We’ve been married for 15 years, but I’ve had enough of my husband’s emotional abuse and cheating.
My husband thinks that, since I’m the one who wants the divorce, I should be the one to move out of the house. My children are going to live with me. If I have to move, I won’t be able to afford to stay in the same city and the kids will have to go to new schools.
It’s ridiculous for my husband to stay in this four-bedroom house by himself while we squeeze into a small apartment. The house is in his name only. Beyond taking legal steps, what can I do to convince him not to uproot his children because he’s mad at me?
Sad, Soon To Be Divorcee
Dear Soon to be:
I hate to hear about anyone getting a divorce but I also know that in some situations, there really just isn’t any other option. This sounds like one of those cases. Before I tell you what I would do, I must preface this by saying I am not a lawyer (or a psychologist); just a mom with common sense. So with that disclaimer out of the way, here’s what I would do if I were you.