I just joined this site. I was looking for a place where i could express my feelings, since I try so hard to keep myself together at work and in front of my daughter. You'd think that after a year and a half I'd be getting better, but I'm not. My husband of 21 years, who I met in my college dorm, left me and is with a 23-year-old au pair he picked up at the dry cleaner's. He barely sees our 15-year-old daughter. After 4 years of infertility treatment, we had our one and only child, and now he barely notices her. He is too busy with his new, fun, carefree life, jetsetting all over the place, bailing out on all his agreed-to obligations while I work 60 hours a week and raise a teenager alone. I wouldn't have time for a new relationship even if there was any way to meet someone. What I miss more than anything is having my husband, who was my best friend, at home to talk to at the end of a long day. After a year and a half, everyone assumes I'm better, but I am still really sad. This is not how my life was supposed to turn out. How do you ever get on an even keel and start having fun again? How long does it take for time to heal this kind of wound?
on Sep. 22, 2007 at 7:50 PM