Husband’s pushing for 50% eventhough work won’t allow it.
Posted in Divorce, Location, Ontario, St. Catharines by Questions on April 1, 2014
My husband and I are considering divorce as we cannot seem to get along. We have been married for almost 10 years and it is a daily struggle of unhappiness. We have spoke many times about divorce but are worried about the negative effects it will have on our three children. I can’t foresee our marriage improving as we are 2 very different people that cannot see eye to eye on anything.
My worries (and a major factor in why I haven’t made the final decision to divorce) are that he has told me that he will insist on 50% living arrangements even though he has never spent this much time with our kids in the past. Sharing 50% would greatly increase the time he spends with our kids daily. I have never spent more than 2 days from our kids and he is usually only with them for 2-3 hours a day and his day off on Sundays. My children are totally attached to me (I wake up with them, get them ready for school, lie down with them at bedtime, bring them to sports, etc.) and would have severe emotional breakdowns if we adopted a 50% living arrangement if we were to divorce.
I am currently remaining in this failing marriage because I am terrified to make a decision that will forever scar my children. I am not sure what is recommended for families in my situation.