Never BetterDivorced for 3 years after being together for 17. His struggle with depression felt contagious, and now that I don't live with it, I have more fun, more friends and interests, do so many of the things I always wanted to. I'm sky diving in 2 days and can't wait! Doing the funnest things with my sons, like travel and hot air ballooning, performing together...all things we didn't do, because of a general heaviness and gloom. I still get along with my ex, who is in a new loving relationship and seems (for the moment) happier, too.
I just wanted to write and say that it can be the best thing you can do for yourself to get out of an unwell relationship to find your own wellness. It can be especially hard to do when a real illness is involved, but sometimes necessary for your own health or that of your children.