Is this a petty reason to leave?
I've been married for 9 years and we have an 8 year old son. Throughout, the 9 years my husband has always worked at least 75 hours a week (not even Christmas Day off) whether I was working and also bringing in income or not. He's only got a High School Diploma and as a Middle Eastern guy, doesn't believe in working for Corporate America-he's refused to better himself and will only work with other Arab friends. I have a degree from a popular state university who won the BCS Championship in Government and have done sales and administrative assistant work over the years and recently moved towards the education sector. At first, his job was at a Middle Eastern restaurant where he made about $2000 a month working 75 hours a week. Later, he became a limo driver and just quit his 6 year job yesterday. For the first 3 years it paid about $5000 a month, but the last three--it dropped to $2000 a month despite a 100 hour workweek. (some hours spent waiting on the road for trip to begin and slow economy played a role). We never see him and I do everything on my own-cook, clean, take care of our 8 year old's after school activities, take him places on the weekend, work as well. I've worked all but the first 3 years with occasional lapses between temp jobs, etc. and make roughly $12 an hour, but my $300 student loan immediately comes out of that. Does anyone else have a husband that only pulls in $2200 a month working 75 hours a week? I feel bad, but I'm just SO tired of his low wage BS jobs. We never save any money, we certainly never see him, we still live in an 865 square foot apartment, and I'd be able to make more than $13 an hour if I was willing to work at night in my field, but can't because that's when my husband is working. I'm currently on unemployment during the summer because my education sector job is on temporary hiatus until school starts and only bringing in $1036 a month. This is not the way I grew up-and I worked hard in college to end up with what feels like a complete loser. Is it wrong to be really angry that after he works 7 days a week, and sometimes 100 + hours, we're still pulling in a paltry combined $38,832 and can no longer even afford health insurance?
Asked By: Jessica - 7/6/2012
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It's not a petty reason, however, in this economy, it may be unavoidable... More
Answered By: Tracey Seth - 7/6/2012
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You have every right to be angry. You're not pulling in enough money because of his ridiculous preferences
Answered By: David - 7/6/2012
Marriage counseling... More
Answered By: jim - 7/6/2012
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