He Wants To Leave His Wife Because She Quit Her Job To Be An Influencer, And After It Didn’t Work Out, She Requested They Get Divorced So She Could Get Government Assistance Instead Of Going Back To Work

annanahabed - - illustrative purposes only, not the actual person

This 35-year-old man and his wife, 34, have been married for two years and together for five years. His wife has a 15-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter from a previous relationship, who live with him and his wife full-time.

Their father pays a substantial amount in monthly child support. His wife has a Master’s degree in education and is healthy.

“She quit her job roughly a year ago to pursue a career as a life coach/mindfulness instructor. She wanted to be a content creator for Instagram and TikTok,” he said.

He didn’t support this idea because they weren’t financially stable, so it would have been more difficult for him to provide for their family without her contributing an income. Plus, they live in an expensive city in the northeastern part of the country with a high cost of living.

Since he adored his wife and hoped to support her as much as possible, he hesitantly got on board with his wife’s plan. He thought she could test out creating content, but she’d find another full-time job if she wasn’t successful.

At times, he worked six or seven days a week to earn enough money for them to survive. Unfortunately, his wife’s career as a content creator didn’t work out, and they had a few discussions before she became a middle school substitute teacher. She chose this position because it gave her the flexibility to continue creating social media content.

Her substituting job also allows her enough time to pick her children up from the bus after school and attend games for the sports they’re involved in. However, his wife doesn’t earn much money from her part-time job, and it would be better if she started working full-time again as she did during the first several years of their relationship.

“I ask her to start looking for something that would better suit our needs, and she tells me that she ‘cannot work a full-time job due to her children, and it would be easier for her to divorce me on paper and receive government welfare to support the family,'” he explained.

He was shocked at his wife’s suggestion and didn’t understand why she wanted to file for divorce to receive government assistance when she could successfully find a full-time job. Because his wife has a Master’s, she could earn an impressive salary.

annanahabed – – illustrative purposes only, not the actual person

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