Hi. I thought I’d introduce myself because I’m having a bit of a low day.
I’m 47. My husband left a year ago last Christmas, saying he just didn’t believe in the social construct of marriage any more. Since then, and after a lot of detective work it turns out he’s been having an affair with an employee 19 years younger than him. He still won’t admit it, although I have now confronted him. I have three children. He rarely seems them and doesn’t at all now, of course.
Our finances are complicated and I haven’t worked because I’ve supported his career. Coronavirus and the economy is going to make things much harder. It couldn’t have come at a worse time and I am utterly terrified. I have no career and really demanding children interns of medical needs. It is so painful.
I’m finding it really hard to think that he is isolating with his new partner whilst the possibility of me EVER having a social life or career seems unlikely. I’ve always been a really positive person so this is unusual for me.