Ive been married 20 years to my wife. Since she is now going through menopause, Ive been accused of cheating, (ive never cheated on her) She has begged me to hit her so she can call 911 (ive never laid a hand on her) and now she wants a divorce. Ive been a house husband since the children where born (we both agreed to this 18 years ago) I do all the cleaning cooking, laundry, I run my children where they need to be dailey. Its not that Ive never worked, I did own a store at one time and made a very nice living. They sold the building my store was in so I had to close. Then my main support was ebay to help with the bills. Now that has stopped for me since the recession. Her main reasons for divorce are, I dont have any money, that Im having an affair (which is not true I have never cheated on her) and she is telling me I have got to leave our home… I love my wife and my family, and Ive tried so hard to keep us together, but I see it is a no win situation. Her mother and sister are now harassing me to leave the home also.
I dont have alot of money to retain a lawyer. Right now besides taking care of the house, I work part time at walmart (the only job I could find in Mebane) I make 7.00 an hour. My wife on the other hand makes 70,000 a year. Ive given my whole life to make this woman happy and now I have to leave with nothing. My question is what are my rights…do I have to leave the house? and where does it go from here? Ive lived without sex with her for almost two years (her choice) and I still love her and stayed even without the affection. I need help Im so confused over this whole divorce issue, I never thought I would ever go through this, especially at 50… so all answers would be appreciated. Ive never felt so alone and like such a loser.