Pippa - posted on 09/16/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )
I have 2 boys aged 3 1/2 and 14 months. Their father has been unemployed 2 1/2 years out of the last 3 and just got fired again a month ago. I'm at my wit's end, I feel like I have 3 kids, not 2 and he's just not helping any. He does some things around the house like wash dishes and take out the trash and he mows the yard and he also gives the boys baths at night, but other than that it's just me trolling along trying to get everything done, worrying about money, etc. I feel like I don't get any support from him, when I talk to him I get my head bitten off and then today he comes home 2 hours late (while I'm bathing the boys) and when I ask him where he's been he said fishing. You know I would love to have time to myself too, but I don't get to take it. I feel like maybe he'd be happier doing what he wants to all the time and I can take care of the boys.... what I mean by this is separating, he can go live with his parents again (or friends) and I'll go on my merry way taking care of me and the boys and he can act as selfishly as he wants then. I've really had enough and am so close to just asking him to leave........any advice? My head is hurting!