18 Year Marriage

Married for 18yrs. Three great kids & he will be in federal prison for 2 more years.( 1 yr down) Being a single mom was NOT in my life plans. But I struggle every day to keep us a family. Don't know how I feel about him anymore. Frustrated!!!
padr1995 padr1995
36-40, F
1 Response Sep 4, 2012

Same with me, my boyfriend and I have been together for 4 yeas he got a 2 year sentanced in federal prison and I am left alone with our child living 21 hours away. He's done 7 months now. Tell me it get easier? I feel a little better these days except I havnt seen him since he went to prison , wanting my child go through all the mile stones with only me is so tough. I'm sure you Can relate , but doing potty training and pre school alone ... A mortgage payment ... It's a lot to take in for sure . Just stay strong and remember the good times . Be strong for your Children and for yourself . Make everyday as good as possible and remember you are still you , try to have some time to yourself having fun or doing something you enjoy ! Feel better and stay strong and remember how amazing it will feel to have your family back together ! Xo

It is very hard as you know. My husband is only 3 hours away, we try to go once a month to visit. The kids & finances seem to fall into place. The really hard thing is the loneliness for me. Over time it gets easier to be alone to a certain degree. Then I start to wounder if I really need him? I know messed up, but I can't help but feel this way. One year down 1& 1/2 to go. If you ever need to chat I'm here. Stay strong