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How Can She Want A Divorce And How Can I Stop It?
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Your wife has decided she wants a divorce. You don't get it. You work long hours to give her a nice house, a nice car, and a nice life. You don't cheat. You don't go out drinking with the guys. You buy her nice gifts and really work to give her the perfect family we had always talked about when we were dating. You don't understand how things have gone so wrong that she is thinking about a divorce. You're wondering "How can she want a divorce after all I've done for her? Is there anything I can do to stop it?"

It's great that you have worked so hard to give your wife nice things and to provide well for your family. You may not have realized it at the time but those long hours you were putting in are hours that she was also making sacrifices. She was living a life without you in it. She was manning the fort, taking care of the kids, keeping the house in order, and holding dinner for you night after night. She has spent many years driving a nice car, living in a nice house, and waiting for you. Chances are that if you asked her now which she would have rather had all those years, her answer would have been your presence.

She didn't marry a slick brochure for the latest model Mercedes. She married a man and not a piece of real estate. I know it's hard for you to understand the disconnect in this situation. As far as you're concerned those hours were meant to show her just how much you loved her and were willing to sacrifice for her. But in her eyes, this was all precious time she sacrificed waiting for you. If you want to get your ex back and make your marriage work you're both going to have to reach a point where you understand each other's point of view and forgive a little on both sides of the equation.

You're also going to have to find a new way of doing things in the future so that your wife doesn't feel left behind by you. Of course, that's putting the horse in front of the cart to some degree. The first challenge you face is how to stop your divorce. The best way to do that is to take a little time off work and devote that time to your wife – while you still have the chance.

It doesn't have to be a month-long cruise to Europe but it does need to be a set amount of time that is devoted completely to her and when you leave work behind. It's time to make your wife and marriage a priority if you really want to do more than save your marriage now and make it last a lifetime instead.


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