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Same man, new dilemma...
To clarify, Reed is my 10 year long live-in partner and not my husband. In that time we have raised his two daughters from teenagers and not are raising mine, a daughter 18 and a son 15.
Reed is controlling in some ways, he is very critical, very negative, and it feels as though he has something oppositional to say about everything and every situation.
Currently, I am so tired of the criticisms, negativity, arguments about issues, mostly involving raising my children. All four of the children are really good kids/people. He is forgetting that I went through the step-parent crap with his daughters that he is now experiencing with mine.
I can not stop thinking about leaving him. I fear that even if I stay until both my children are out of high school, there will be nothing left - no love left - after all these years of hassles, criticisms, negativity, and arguments.
I need a sounding board.... What are your thoughts?