Been married for seven years in a month. Love my wife to death. She is extremely consistent and a wonderful person/mother. Two kids, five year old daughter, three year old son. Son is ornery, but is he any worse than any other toddler? I don’t know. We live out in the boonies and are blessed with very cheap daycare in the next town, a lady who took care of my younger sister 20 years ago. However, our daycare lady seems to have a grudge against my son, based on some comments she’s made. However, she is going to retire in 18 months, so she may just be over dealing with hardass kids.
That notion, coupled with the fact that our town may be scarce of daycare in a few years, my wife announced to me last weekend she is going to quit the only job she’s ever had of 11 years and be a stay at home mom and nothing I can say or do to change that notion. Now, my ego was hurt by that, and we have had some fights. Finally told her I’m over it, do what you need to do lets move on.
Part of this is because she won’t get the jab. Extremely conservative, old school gal, regularly does bible studies over the internet. Her plan to make up for the lost income is to sell essential oils and books that she has made a buck here and there from, and then to fix our son’s attitude (God’s plan).
Now I stress about money a lot, although we do very well. I worked up from job to job for better wages, then a better schedule, then on to a salary job with a home office from where I am “working” now, with every holiday and weekend off. She has said it has been a nice transition for her, although sometimes I’m gone all week (once a month). I’m old school and very conservative, but I live in reality and a made a decision to get the jab over the weekend (she was visibly annoyed when I told her) and walked into Walmart Monday and got it. To which I think in reply to me she put her notice in yesterday to be done after her bonus comes out in late Feb.
Like I said I’m taking my beating with my head down here, anything I say brings on tears and “oh it’s all about you, right?” bullshit. I’m frustrated though, she says its not about money, however, in times when our bank account has been drained because we have to make a mortgage payment, she goes flying off the handle, never understands that our equity just went up.
She says if I don’t support her what are we doing in this marriage? I think that’s an utterly retarded thing to say, to shit on seven years of a wonderful marriage over this - but still, $45 k a year just disappeared on a crazy (in my opinion) idea. I will now be the sole breadwinner, I will now provide all insurance (more expensive than hers with her job carrying the kids and her), and what about retirement??? I invest in my 401k heavily, she has one and does her share, now that’s all on me???
What do you folks think? Yes, see a counselor, preferably a faith based one, that is going to be in the works but it ain’t happening today.