Mock Executions. Pull The Trigger Already!My wife has threatened to leave me many times. She has spoken to divorce attorneys. She has made plans where she would stay.
I begged and I pleaded for her not to go. I told her I loved her. I asked her not to give up on our marriage. I begged her not to do this to our kids. I pleaded with her to reconsider.
And each time she would change her mind and stay.
Last night she sat down and calmly told me that we had to work this out. She said she couldn't stay here anymore. She asked for my help in finding an apartment. She asked me to pay for her apartment until she found a job. She asked me to cosign her lease because she has no visible means of support. She started inquiring into apartments. She asked me to give her a proposal on custody and visitation for the kids.
I said ok.
This morning she said she would either leave with the kids or not go. There's no way I'm going to allow her to leave with the kids. So she asked if she could stay. I said yes, that it was her choice to leave in the first place.
I don't mean to trivialize the emotional anguish of torture, but I am starting to be able to relate to those who have faced numerous mock executions. After a while you don't care and you almost wish they'd pull the trigger.