11-20-2009, 11:16 AM
Join Date: Nov 2009
| | My wife is threatening ...
I have no idea where else to turn and am hoping someone can provide me with some advice and guidance.
I have been married 24 years. The first 15 were great, but the last 9 have been horrible. My wife is an alcoholic and has been in and out of treatment for the last 9 years. She has been sober for a year, with one relapse a few months ago. I have been finished with the marriage for about 5 years now but was just hanging in until my kids were all away at school. They are all in college now, happy and starting their own lives and i am ready to end my marriage and move on with my life. The only thing that is holding me back is that my wife has threatened to kill herself with alcohol and sleeping pills if i ever leave her. The thing is, neither of us is committed to making the marriage work, and I don't understand why she would threaten such a thing. i asked her for a diverce about 3 years ago and she suffered an overdose then. I cannot stay in this marriage any longer, but I cannot bear the fear or the guilt of her harming herself.
Has anyone been in a similar position? What can I do?