Hello all, I saw the other thread about the 8 year marriage ending and decided I could use some advice as well. Like the other thread, I'd like to keep it short and sweet. The difference here is I'm the woman in the relationship.
I"ve been married for 25 years. We have 4 kids. I am a published author and work at a nonprofit.
All in all, my life is quite good. The problem is my husband. He won't stop working or do something meaningful with his life. He currently works in logistics. While he's been VERY successful financially - our net worth combined thanks to his job is in the 12 figures - he contributes little to society. If anything, he's harming the country.
His company has put tens out thousands out of work and leads to rampant consumerism. I could ignore that but the reason why I'm out is he is obsessed with his job and it takes up a lot of time and he's totally emotionally absent from the family. I keep telling him, "Dude, the kids are all going to be in college soon. We have enough money. Be there for them."
Instead, he's often flying across the country to try to work on a money losing business he bought in DC.
I finally had enough and said I thought we needed to split. HOw did he respond? Like the emotionally stunted nerd he's always been - by sending out a tweet. I swear this is true. He tweeted out that we would be getting a divorce.
Who does that?
The tweet makes me feel better that I'm doing the right thing in moving on. I mean with his demanding work schedule and a few kids in college, they barely see their dad anymore so what's the point in staying together?
Am I doing the right thing? Or should I swallow my emotions and just stick with him until the kids are gone? Any one have any advice for a the spouse of a work obsessed CEO?