This 35-year-old woman has been married to her husband, 38, for a decade, and they’ve been together for 13 years. She and her sister, 33, have always had a close bond, but that changed not too long ago. Her sister is married to a great guy named Danny.
Half a year ago, she and her husband were having problems in their marriage due to finances. She is a full-time nurse, and her husband was a laborer until he was laid off from. Throughout their entire relationship, she’s worked night shifts. They don’t have kids.
After the layoff, her husband was depressed, and she was supportive through this tough time, reminding him that this was temporary and that one day, he would have a new job. In the middle of November, he was offered a new position with an impressive salary, so their situation appeared to return to how things were before.
Unfortunately, their work schedules were completely opposite. Her husband worked during the day, and since she still worked night shifts, they weren’t able to spend much time together during the week. They were only able to hang out during the weekends, so it was a bit of a struggle.
Eventually, her husband began whining about their opposing schedules, and he ordered her to switch her shift. This wasn’t feasible because she has a lot of experience in the ER, and the hospital where she works needs a nurse with that amount of experience for the night shifts. Their hospital is incredibly busy at night in the ER.
After she explained to her husband that she couldn’t work during the day, she suggested that he switch his shift. However, he immediately rejected this, saying that he wanted to be able to spend his nights with his friends and play video games. Over time, they started constantly fighting about their work schedules and how little quality time they had together.
“I said, ‘Okay, fine. Then stop complaining that we hardly see each other. In one of our verbal fights, he said, ‘I feel like I’m single, and maybe I should just act like I am,'” she said.
Later, she called her sister to vent and sob. Her sister was the person she reached out to when she needed comfort and support, and vice versa. In hindsight, she realized that calling her sister to share details about the fight with her husband was a terrible idea.
A couple of weeks ago, her sister called her in tears and said that she had something important to confess. Before diving into the story, her sister told her, “‘Please don’t hate me.'”