Just Leave

Even though I continue to build my savings account, my spouse is better off financially, and I asked him to leave, but enraged, he told me: this is my house! We didn’t revisit our tabled conversation about rekindling our marriage; we continued the cycle of truce, hot...

Empty Nest

The youngest went to prom, graduated high school, worked a summer job, and is college-bound: all finalized. Thank God. My babies are spreading their wings. I am amazed at how fast time flies, and looking back, I’m surprised how we persevered through all the drama,...

Keeping Busy

I keep busy as I wait, hope, pray, and fantasize about leaving my abusive marriage. I don’t mean household chores, errands, my job, school activities, or reluctantly helping my spouse with his job. I mean, on my off days, when everything is clean and washed, it’s just...