Quoting .Colleen.:" Absolutely true. I was raised by a single mom and I think I can confidently say that we were all ... [snip!] ... she remained married. I will forever be proud of her for what she did for herself and us. and your kids will too "
I wish I could get my sister on board with everything you just said. She's in a sad marriage. Her husband has zero initiative and frankly he's mean. To her, to the kids, etc.
She found out a few weeks ago that she has diabetes and he immediately blamed her, instead of offering support. It's just pathetic.
She thinks she is doing the kids a favor by being unhappy, so they don't have to grow up in a 'broken' home like we did. My mother left my father for the absolute most selfish reasons. My dad wasn't abusive, he was a great provider, but he was boring honestly. She left him for an out of work drug addict.
I don't fault her. She made a decision that was not desirable for us, but what's done is done. My sister doesn't see that she has a valid reason to walk away.