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My story begins about 10 years ago. I met this handsome man, introduced to me by a friend. I watched his struggles in a couple of relationships, but always listened to his side of the story. We saw each other many times over the course of 7 years, always under party circumstances at the lake. The attraction was strong from both sides, but we never dated seriously. Our jobs made the miles nearly impossible. Things changed, he proposed, we had a whirlwind wedding, I relocated to his town and lost my job.
Life was grand for about 6 months, then the drinking became uncontrolled and he turned into a real problem to live with. The more I tried to talk in order to figure out what had happened, the worse everything got. Now we live as roommates basically. There is no intimacy even though I have explained what I need. He doesn’t want me leaving the house. I can’t do anything to make him happy or notice me.
I have depression now and I am ready to leave. Problem is, I put all of my money into a new shop for him and have nothing to leave with. All of my friends and family have turned away because I have moved away and don’t spend time with them. I’m feeling lost and don’t know where to turn.