I am 32 and my wife has decided that she doesn't want to be my wife any more. This would be a lot easier if we didn't have a 2 1/2 year old and a 1 year old. She wants to split them up, the youngest living with me. I don't want to split our boys up, but feel if I fight it it will just make things worse. Maybe this is normal but I feel like this is the end of the world and my boys will never have a good life now. At least there will be some sort of joint custody where they get to see each other... I grew up only seeing my dad every other weekend. Me and my dad are not close at all and it sucks. He is alone now too because my Step Mother just passed away in December.
Oh yeah, and last thanksgiving I found out I have cancer. Had to go through Chemo and Radiation (at least my wife was there for me then) Had surgery to remove it in February and was stuck at the hospital for 6 and a half weeks due to complications. Dealing with Chemo again now until November. Would be the worst 12 months of my life if it wasn't for the birth of my 1 year old last May.
I am bottled up inside and had to write this somewhere. Not expecting any responses, just need to tell someone. Out friends and families don't know yet.
I'd gladley raise both the boys myself but I believe that they need a mom in their lives too, even if I don't agree with some of her parenting techniques.
It all seems like a nightmare and I just want to wake up.