Hi Phoenix Men, well it would appear I am now about to join the ranks of the separated. I don’t have a clue what to do. My wife of fifteen years decided to tell me on her 40th birthday, during a phone call, that our marriage was over, she said that she has been unhappy for many years, and that I don’t listen to what she says, or understand her. Well, I obviously don’t understand her, because she caught me out of the blue with this call. My concern, however, is what happens now.
I’m still living in the family home with her and our two children who are aged 8 and 11. I am so unhappy with the news that am finding it difficult to sleep, and generally function. I am not sure whether to leave the family home or not, as I have heard conflicting reports on what happens when the first person leaves the home, but I am finding it really hard staying here with her. I can not afford to find different accommodation, as I am continuing to pay all of the bills, including the mortgage.
Is there anything anyone can recommend me to do? . Should I stay or should I leave, what are my rights if I leave the family home?
Thanks for listening. Vinny