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Huge Disapointment With My Husband

Thu, Apr 8th 2010

I have been married for 6 years. My husband has not been able to keep a job. In fact he has been unemployed for the past two years. The problem I have is that he doesn't even try to make a effort to find one. In times where we are facing economic problems I understand the difficulty in getting one. It's that he doesn't try. This morning I had an argument with him because he was giving me a hard time about mailing out a bill for me while I was trying to feed our baby. I wanted to make sure our rent check got sent out. When I found out he lost his job we came to an agreement that he would at least try to get some job training in a field that would be hiring. He has not even made an effort to get information. I try to talk to him on how I feel and it always results in an argument and some way to blame me.

I do not know what to do?? I feel so frustrated. I am seriously trying for my three sons and family. I need some form of his help and he is not making any strives to help. He's more committed to a video game on Facebook than he is to his own family. I am very hurt. I feel like this is not the man I fell in love with. I have had thoughts of filing for a divorce. I am very respectful towards the word of God and It says that would be wrong to divorce. I do not want to be disrespectful to him. I do not know what to do. Please help.I am afraid we are going to wind up homeless.

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