I’m in need of a break from my husband!
We’ve been in this marriage since high school and now we’re 32 years old. I feel like I’ve neglected myself to this one man all my life. I have never experienced life with anyone else and feel like I have restricted myself. I can never say I have experienced life as a single woman or lived my life outside of a married woman. Am I being selfish to want a break from my husband?
My wife and I went through a rough patch in our marriage. We decided to take a break from each other for a few months. I moved out and rented a small apartment on the other side of town. It was the worst mistake of my life. Really thinking back, it wasn’t that we had fallen apart. The truth is I was being selfish. I blamed my wife, children, and work for my short-comings. They weren’t my problem or the problem, my lack of effort and appreciation for my life was the problem. I thought I could go out and find another woman to make me as happy as she did. For months I searched, though all I created was another headache and my wife filing for divorce.