My husband had a one night stand 17 years ago (we have been married 26 years now)., I was still gainfully employed (with the higher income of the 2) at the time.
Each person must make the choice to stay or leave for their own reasons. Employment or lack therefore really should not be enough of a factor for someone to stay in a situation that they do not want to stay in and will not be happy staying in. There are many ways around that single issue: find a job, seek temporary spousal support in the divorce based on the fact that you are unemployed, sign up for job assistance programs either immediately after leaving or before, if all else fails there are programs out there that do help unemployed women get on their feet after a divorce (be forewarned though that women who are leaving abuse situations do usually have priority placement), there is also help of family and friends.. These are just a few options that could help.
at 6:39 PM on Jun. 29, 2011