How to survive the death of father and a divorce?
January 7, 2013 1:43 PM Subscribe
My dad died a few days before Thanksgiving and my wife just left me (2 days after my birthday) and wants a divorce. Best survival tips?
posted by entropicamericana to human relations (37 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
My wife and I were together for 5 years, married for 3.5, and I was depressed for most of our marriage due to a bad employment situation and rough finances. I was also the primary caregiver (outside of my mom) for my ailing dad during these times.
When I am depressed, I turn inward, so I was emotionally distant and we sometimes fought verbally. Her leaving shocked me awake out of my depression (before launching me deep into a new one). She is not interested in counseling, she wants a divorce.
How do I survive this?