You Made Me A Better Person, But Not On Purpose.I wanted to pose an observation I had several years ago and see if the rest of this lonely group experienced the same thing. When we got married we started having problems quite soon. I thought it would go away and then I thought what have I done? I was assured by life and spiritual counselors that things would improve so I stuck it out and then the kids arrived. No regrets about that at all, and before any dolts out there start lecturing that we shouldn't have produced kids in a difficult marriage just shut it, my two kids are the greatest kids on earth and I am so blessed to have them.
Back to my observation, fast forward a few years, I'm changing diapers, getting up during the night, working full time, making dinner, helping clean the house, doing the yard work and home improvement projects etc etc while she is a stay at home mom. And this still didn't seem enough at times. She wasn't emotionally available to me and of course we had the crappy sex life to go with that.
So through all that I have been through I am a far stronger person, I have come to depend on myself and not her for emotional support. She made me a much stronger person but not in the positive. And not just a little stronger, I am now very comfortable being by myself. I really have enjoyed my time on EP but I also really enjoy being by myself, but it does come with a little bitter taste.
So if anyone else is a stronger person because of the poor relationship with their spouse let me hear it.