We Are So Different---why Did We Ever Marry?
I've been married for 23 years now to my "kindergarten sweetheart" and don't think I can stand another day with him. I don't think we ever should have married. We are practically complete opposites! I'm introverted, he's extremely extroverted. Everything I enjoy doing he hates and vice versa. In 23 years we haven't been able to find anything that we enjoy doing together.
The worst part is, he's changed dramatically in the past few years. After having our second child, I decided to give up my career in finance and stay home full time to raise our children (now totalling four). Long story short, he moved on and up in his career and is now so full of himself I can't stomach it. He is extremely arrogant and patronizing. In social situations he dominates all conversations with long, drawn-out stories and "teachings", he even interrupts me when someone asks ME a question to give his own opinions! He no longer seems to care if his behavior is annoying. And he really doesn't seem the least bit interested in me anymore either.
I've become very resentful and highly irritable around him. I find it very hard to be around him anymore. Any advice out there? (Please refrain if you feel the need to lecture me on how both partners need to try, etc. I've been patronized enough by him.)