I think my husband is going to leave me... advice needed *UPDATE*
I don't want to get into the backstory, but basically we have been at odds for a few days and cannot resolve it. My husband took his ring off (which he has never done before) and said he's done. He has not left yet, but I think it's headed in that direction. We have been down this road before but it always gets resolved because I am the one that always gives in and does whatever he wants me to. I'm tired of trying to change for him, but I won't leave. If he wants to, that is fine.
My question is - what are my options here? Should I be doing anything (legally or financially) to prepare myself for if he does actually leave?
We both work full-time, and have a joint savings account, but we have separate checking accounts. He makes considerably more than me. I could not afford our house on my own if he left.
Should I say anything to our kids? (Unfortunately they see us argue and I think they have an idea of what's going on. He slept on the couch all weekend, and has not eaten dinner at the table with the family - They are somewhat young (under 10)... but I am sure they notice these things are odd.)
Thanks in advance for any input. We have gone through this shit before, but I am sick of being a doormat, and this is the first time I am actually nervous that this might be the end of us.
*UPDATE* Thank you all for the kinds words and advice. He woke me up at 3 o'clock this morning to talk because he could not sleep. We had a long heart-to-heart discussion and we came to a compromise. I did not give in to what he wants, but we met each other halfway.
He told me that he does not want to leave, that he does love me, etc. We are both at fault for our issues, so we both have stuff to work on... but we are going to try because we think our marriage and family are worth it to give it another shot.
To those who suggested counselling: It's not something he will do. I have suggested it before. Hopefully we can both be mature enough to own up to our mistakes from here on out. I did tell him that if he ever takes his ring off again, we are officially done. And I mean it. That's a complete disrespect of our marriage, and I won't tolerate it again.