I feel for you as I am in a similar situation. My husband has an emotional affair with a woman and I was devastated because we were happy together, which he also agreed with, and he also initially begged to return to normalcy.
However, after one day, he told me he can’t settle down and wish to be free, and requested to separate. I was like you, lost, as he earns much more than I do and he was my source of happiness.
Right now, I am trying my best to accept the fact and move on and it is NOT easy. It is super tough. The sadness comes in waves and I find myself battling it as it comes. Friends help a lot and family will never forsake you.
Since he has given up, the marriage can’t work with one person trying. I suggest that you go to both families and make it clear. It does not matter if your family hates him after this. Reason being, if ever you two end up together again, him working hard to gain back their liking is only right.
Learn to protect yourself and love yourself. Try to see if he is willing to continue supporting the house financially, or give you a sum of money to tide through for a while till you are able to be financially independent through a job or higher pay.
I don’t know if you are a Christian or what religion you are in, but I have found a lot of peace and security in God. And I know that there are better things ahead planned for us. Thank God you are in this situation at this age and not later. Hope is not lost.
Happiness is still out there, jiayou!
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