8:34 a.m. - 2012-12-21
My career, and now my school career, were never of any importance to him. He made more money, so career was just his wife's little diversion to him. No matter that I was extremely good at what I did; people at work appreciated that but my husband never did. Sure, he'd SAY I was smart and really good at what I did. His actions, like taking a job in another state without consulting me just as I was starting to make my mark in the state we lived in, showed he didn't think my career was important.
It's no surprise that I went into the relationship confident and self-directed and independent and by the time he walked out, I felt stupid, untalented and basically incapable of surviving on my own.
A. is not like M, thank God. She is responsible and good at what she does, but she's not a workaholic. She doesn't treat me like my life is much less important than hers. Which is nice, for a fucking change.