Ready for divorce after 45 years
After over four decades of a sterile corrosive marriage, I'm ready to walk. At 65, I'm terrified of being alone but I figure it can't be any worse than the eternal bickering, the loneliness, her being drunk by 8PM almost every night, and her refusal recognize a problem or acknowledge help is needed.
I've considered insisting that we get counselling, but I'm 99% sure it would just make things worse. Divorced people tell me counselling just sealed their fate...and cost $$$. My wife denies there's even a problem and says I'm just being controlling. She's spent decades in denial.
I know divorce at our age is rough but I truly dread the years ahead. I'm virtually alone already; except for the bickering that never ends. I can still have a few years of happiness; even if she'd clean me out financially.
I'm not sure why I posted this here, but at least its off my chest. Hope my rambling makes sense.