It's Never Good Enough

Years ago, I had been with a company for 10 months-a job that I created within the company when they were not hiring, and it was a substantial pay increase.

After the first ten months, I was promoted to management over people who were older than me and who were with the company for many years. I came home, and told the family at dinner. My wife's response? "What does that mean?" No "good job" no "congratulations" certainly no hug, or sense of pride. I simply responded "It means I'm getting another raise."...."Oh."

Several years later, I was promoted to the top spot in the company. I told her about it and the generous compensation structure, etc. I got essentially the same response.

She's gotten the house, the kids, the cars that she has wanted, jewelry, home improvements,, and so on. The only thing that she hasn't gotten was to stay at home with the kids while growing up, but that was her choice because of the stuff she wanted, although the excuse was always "we can't afford it".

Fast forward to now. Times have been really tough, but through a lot of effort, I was able to get our bills knocked down-against the odds- by a lot per month. I just told her, and her response,,,," I was hoping it would be more"

It's been a long, long time since I've had a victory, and I was trying to make this one, if just a small one. But she has to **** on that, too. I don't know why I'm angry about it-I shouldn't expect anything more from her and I'm a fool for being disappointed, but c'mon. Give me a break.
Bfinally Bfinally
51-55, M
1 Response Dec 3, 2012

It sucks to go unappreciated . You know how hard you've tried and all you've accomplished for them . She will not see how good she had it until its no longer there for her. Hugs !

God, I so wish it wa today. Thank you.