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My Cheating Wife

Organized by: James Oram

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I am a Mr. Mom and a licensed school teacher. For the last 12 years I brought the kids to and from the bus stop, instilled moral values, cleaned the house, did the laundry, shopping, cooking, yard work, helped with homework, managed the money, and worked part time while my wife worked full time. It worked. All of my children have a pleasant demeanor, graduated with high honors, and earned full scholarships to the colleges they now attend.

I have recently discovered that my wife cheated on me. The original plan was return to the classroom full time, pay down bills that have accumulated through the years, and prepare for the grandparent phase of our lives. But my wife has advised me that she is leaving to “get on with her life” now that our youngest has left the nest. And while I will begin to teach full time, I need money for the move and for housing.

She apparently has slept her way to the top. It is difficult to understand how a person with only a high school diploma and no formal accounting training can attain the title of “senior plant accountant.” She makes a good chunk of change and is taking that with her. I am just beginning to return to the work force and will struggle to return this house to its owner while finding a new place for my children to spend holidays and school breaks.

My wife wants me to fail. She recently told me that "[I] won't find a job." She is moving in with a friend with no means to provide for our children when they come home for holidays or school breaks. I want to have my own home for my children and future grandchildren.

Parenting does not stop when the kids reach 18. I want to be able to be there for my children as I have in the past. Any and all help is appreciated.


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