Hello people, this seems like such a supportive place. I am so lost right now. I just met with my attorney and am having my husband served with divorce papers tomorrow. I am so scared, anxious, nervous, sad, angry and every other negative emotion you could imagine. We have been together 11 years, married 7. I am done. He is an alcoholic. He has had long lapses of unemployment throughout the years. I can't take it any longer. I am so sad on so many levels. We have a 7 year old son together, and I have been mom to his daughter from his previous marriage. I have raised her since she was 2 and she is now 13. Her bio mom lives in another state and sees her at best three times a year. I lover her so much. I LOVE his parents so much. My parents like him (I think), so everyone involved will be devastated at this news. No one knows yet, besides two of my closest friends, and well, all of you now. Even with so much at stake with our family, I just can't do it anymore. I have been more than patient and understanding, and have tried time after time after time to help him to get help, but to no avail. So now, he will be getting served tomrorow. The reality of this situaiton is so hard to take. In my heart of hearts I KNOW I am doing the right thing, but I can't stop feeling guilty, because the kids' world is about to be turned upside down, and they didn't do anything to deserve this : ( Thank you for listening, I just need people to talk to who have been there.
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