Ya know...I have been reading your columns for quite some time. I have been married for 23 years to a non compliant diabetic. I have supported him and tried to get him on the right track for years. It seems to be a dominos effect. He is continually tired, crabby and I have too much to offer in life to stick with him any longer. I am happy to say, I have asked for a divorce 2 weeks ago and haven't been happier. I am in the process of getting my own place. He is devastated and wants another chance. Too late for me...he has had many chances for 23 years. I have not been happier about my decision. Yes, I have 3 teenage children and altho they are not surpised, one is very angry at me. I do realize it is a phase and it too will pass. My happiness means more to me than living in misery and being mentally exhausted. I was under the name Susie for awhile when posting. That is my update!! Happiness is everything is my motto!!!
You know, I truly hate it when a marriage ends for any reason. But I completely admire this gal for sticking it out for 23 years with a non-compliant diabetic. She emailed me subsquently and said the he begged her to stay, started counseling and quit. If I had even one child at home, I probably wouldn't be here as I would never subject them to the rages of a diabetic low or high.
Another reader that is staying wrote this: