Woman Sticks With Husband Through Weight Issues, Law School, and Cancer and Now He’s Leaving Her for Someone Else

Alisha Starr

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88% of Americans get married for love. So sticking with their partner through thick and thin is much easier when solid feelings pull them through.

One woman, U/DivorceThrowRAAA889 created a post to vent about everything she'd been through with her husband, only to have him choose to leave her in the end. They've been together for seven years and married for five. During this short period of time, they've experienced a lot together.

12 days ago he found out he passed the bar exam. The next day he tells me there's someone else and he's leaving me. He moved out the next day. Before he went to law school while I worked I cared for him through obesity and thyroid cancer.

Law school can be a grueling process. In fact, depression rates start at around 8-9% among students going through this program. And after three years that rate rises to 40%. So helping someone through this process while also supporting them through obesity and cancer is no small feat.

I have my first in person appointment with my lawyer today. We have already had a consultation by phone. The divorce will be simple. We don't own any property, don't have any kids, don't have any debt and the only other thing is the bank account which has a couple of thousand dollars. The only issue will be that I worked full time for 5 years while he did not, first because of obesity and cancer and then law school. Now he is a lawyer though his job doesn't start until next year. So my lawyer says I might get something because of that but the facts and documentation have to be reviewed before we know more.

The top comments sympathize with the author. U/LiopleurodonMagic commented,

Sadly this is pretty common in those sort of careers (lawyer, doctor). They enjoy the stability (financial/emotional) of having someone throughout the hard schooling but once that is over they realize they only cared about the stability and not the person.

Do you think the author deserves some compensation for supporting her husband during this time or is this just the way the cookie crumbles sometimes?

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