I can't afford to divorce my misogynistic husband | The Sun
DEAR DEIDRE: I HAVE grown to hate my husband, but I can’t afford to divorce him.
When we met ten years ago, I thought he was a dream come true.
But now I know that was all an act, and really he’s a nasty misogynist.
He is 59, and I am 54.
He’s a big drinker, often having three or four pints a night, and a bottle of whisky every weekend. That’s when his true colours come out.
I work part-time as a carer at a local dementia day centre three days a week.
As I don’t make much money, I pay quite a small share of our bills. He’s always bringing it up, calling me “cheap” and a “gold digger”.
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The funny thing is, he does absolutely nothing to help at home. Apparently, housework is “women’s work”.
I’m desperate to leave, but have no savings.
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