Talked and hired attorney, we have a meeting next week and wife needs to bring her statements to get the dissolution written up.
Later last night I tell her I have talked to an attorney and have them on retainer. I told her I know she is still adding guys on snap just in the last few days. She says they are just friends who send pictures of their day or whatever... ok... but when you are already on discord talking then why are you going to snapchat?? We all know what that app is for. And the picture she sent was just a nice headshot of her, soooo, looks like you are putting yourself out there fishing for guys and trying to start relationships still.
She is still staying up late and I'm going to bed alone. Very recently she stopped waking me up at 4am for intimacy... I said if I am working this can't be on her schedule only and I need sleep to work well, so we haven't at all, because there is no meeting in the middle with her on that.
Still hasn't looked for a job or tried anything to bring money in. She says that the house chores and trying to organize one room is too much for her to handle right now, but she still doesn't do a whole lot. Still nothing with the dishes, trash, yard, shopping, cooking, laundry, like this shit is not that hard to do there is just no desire to put the time in. And if you can't do this how the fuck am I supposed to feel OK or confident in you staying home to raise a kid?? No way!
She wants to do counseling but is worried there is probably too much resentment on both sides now, and will just stir up more emotions she is trying to get over and doesn't want that pain. I get that and feel the same.
I am not without fault in this and I recognize it. I told her a few times she is lazy as fuck and that ruins my desire for her and is severely unattractive. I said this after everything that happened the last year (covid lockdown, grandma dying, 2 cats dying, dad cancer diagnosis, and then job loss) and she was at her lowest point, which wasn't right of me. She just became bitter I was mad at her about anything at all. Then mad when she found her game and it made her happy and I was upset she still wasn't doing anything to help drive our life. She is OK with sinking dozens of hours a week into some game but can't get off her ass to support our home. I said if her depression was that bad why didn't YOU say you needed anything from your husband? Why did you decide to become bitter with me, check out and start looking for someone else?
I told her I was ready for a divorce like 3-4 months ago after a fight. She said OK and started thinking of the next step. However, since 6 months in to our marriage she pulled that card out and threatened divorce on me because of whatever reason or fight. I just had to have that hang over my head thinking at any moment she could, it was her job and I told her just go ahead and do it and file. I've heard it at least 5 times in the last 3 years, pretty much once every 6 months. But, when I am OK with it she hypocritically just wants to check out immediately, it won't hang over her head.
She doesn't think I ever asked her nicely over the last 3 years to either help me with stuff, or show some gratitude and respect for me putting the time in on my own for us and to help her. The fact I had to argue with someone to have gratitude and respect for their significant other is a telling sign in itself.
I could keep going on, we argued for an hour, but I have made my decision and really think it is for the best FOR ME more than anything. I am in a great spot to start over. She *said* she would agree to dissolution, even split, she keeps the house and her assets, I keep my cars and purchases and assets and we just end it. Only thing she will fight me over is 2 animals from my parents... if I don't let her keep them she will go for divorce, so I will not fight that.