How are things going Edward? You have done the right thing. YOur wife needs serious therapy.
Thank you for asking! I really do appreciate it.
My wife was served her divorce papers exactly 1 week ago, and since then it's been somewhat of a roller coaster ride. Some days she is very reasonable, and others, she is very volatile and difficult to communicate with.
I offered her our townhouse so she could continue living here with the dogs, but she flatly refused. She's moving in with her mom and unmarried sister at her mom's house.
I then offered to take the townhouse and buy her out of her half of the equity and she's reluctantly agreeing. She's also trying to negotiate with me to get some sort of maintenance payout since we have a significant salary difference now and she contributed early in our marriage for a down payment on our home. I'll be generous and make her a nice offer. If she doesn't take it, I'll be happy to let a judge decide and it probably won't look good for her since she's got 2 Master's degrees and one in a "hot" field.
Well, she demanded I get an appraisal on our home and when it came back lower than she wanted, she went ballistic last night and started taking it out on me (what's new!). This started a big rant about how the "appraiser is an idiot" and other ridiculous statements I'm accustomed to.
Our court date is April 24th and I'm hoping we can come to an agreement by then and settle this quickly.
She seems to be reasonable when speaking about how to share visitation with our dogs, but honestly, I can't wait to get away from her.
That's my update. I've been in a pretty good mood lately knowing that my future looks hopeful.