Hi guys, posted my original sob story over in Anxiety/Depression, link is here -> http://talkaboutmarriage.com/anxiety...ssed-wife.html
I've just about reached my wit's end with this 19 year relationship and I would like to start taking steps to end it. I'm not in a rush, I don't need to get out of there TODAY, especially since, as mentioned in my original thread, I have a personal responsibility to my 15 yo son who has autism/Asperger's.
My biggest fear is that my wife will turn vindictive and turn what could be a very simple, amicable divorce into a long, drawn out, nasty disaster. I do NOT want that, I just want out.
I have no issue with taking care of my kids, financially or otherwise and will gladly do so for the rest of my life. What I DO have a problem with is being forced to support my wife. She is incredibly lazy and selfish, and I think by coddling her over the years, I have set a legal precedent in which I will end up paying alimony. It's not the end of the world if I have to pay, I just don't think it would be fair given all I have done over the years for her and this relationship. I would literally leave the marriage with only the clothes on my back if I don't have to pay her a single penny ever again. Well, I'd have to take some of my guitars too...
Can anyone suggest any resources for me? I plan to see an attorney soon just to talk things out and set a game plan.
Thanks in advance!