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post #31 of 38 (permalink) Old 03-17-2017, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Wife is on the way out. Need all the help I can get.

I know there will be some dark times ahead, and I will post about it. I think it will be a while before I am happy on my own... and I hope one day I will be here asking for dating advice.. as much as I love my wife, I think its a fools errand. And I want to move on.

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post #32 of 38 (permalink) Old 03-18-2017, 12:23 AM
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Been there ......
Yes, she is not your wife. She's someone else. You'll learn not to care anymore. More of a result of being abused by her for long enough. Please realize she is actively cheating with another man. No doubt about it. Let him have her, she's trash.

A better relationship with a much better woman is all the revenge you need. She's her own worst enemy. Grab a bag of popcorn and sit back and watch her unravel he own life.

You are not NEARLY in as bad shape as you think.
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Been there except that I talked to my doctor and got treated for depression and that turned my life around. My wife says I am much easier to live with when my depression is being treated. I feel it myself and as a result we are married for 44 years. My wife is like your wife and expected me to know what was bothering her or what she wanted. I kept telling her that she gets all upset because she never tells anyone what she wants like I do. Don't dare buy me a gift without checking with me first. I just ask questions and pick up on subtle clues and that has worked well for us so far. I also assume that I am wrong and she is right.

I have a very stressful job where a mistake can cost a lot of money or impact our security clearance for government contracts. The antidepressants I take even me out and make me feel good about life every day. I perform much better under stress now, even better than everyone else in the company. I am now cool and level headed under stress and thrive on it rather than getting all emotional and thinking of the worst. I used to think negative thoughts all the time, even at night which disturbed my sleep. Now when I think of something negative it is soon out of my head. I used to think negatively compulsively for hours at a time. Not anymore.

Talk to a doctor because no matter what, you will need to take care of what you are experiencing. I thought that depression was like you see in the movies. Did not know that it can manifest as anger, stress, fatigue and all sorts of ways. My life has improved due to medication but you can also try talk therapy. Some say that is better but I do not take instruction well and the drugs make me feel very good every day.

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10 years locks in social security spousal benefits. I've advised many divorcing wives to hang on until the anniversary ignoring alimony.
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Has she had her green card interview yet? If not, and you separate, she is risking lots.

Also, if she plans to apply for US citizenship down the road, divorce immediate after green card is a red flag.

Third, the longer you stay married the more you may end up paying, not to mention possibly being dragged into accessory to violation of immigration law...

May I ask what general part of the world we're talking about?
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Has she had her green card interview yet? If not, and you separate, she is risking lots.

Also, if she plans to apply for US citizenship down the road, divorce immediate after green card is a red flag.

Third, the longer you stay married the more you may end up paying, not to mention possibly being dragged into accessory to violation of immigration law...

May I ask what general part of the world we're talking about?
South asia.
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How are things @need_help_to_recover

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To further complicate things, My wife will stay married to me for a while (year or two), because she needs a legal way to stay in the US. So I am supporting her still. And will do so for some time to come...
Why do you have to support her still? If she wants to leave, doesn't that mean that she will need to be self-sufficient? I can see supporting your son, but she can get a job.
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