Courting Disaster

Courting Disaster, my weekly comic about sex, love, and relationships updates every Friday. You’ll laugh your pants off.

This week’s question:

Q: I married a woman last year whom I’d loved in high school. Previously, she was married to a guy who later walked out on her, her two sons and infant daughter. But in the last year I have grown increasingly depressed. I love her children, but I feel that I am just a live-in babysitter. We have tried to have a child together, but no luck. I miss being single and resent the fact that I have contributed thousands of dollars to get my wife out of debt using money I had set aside for an early retirement. I believed the woman I married was the same girl I loved so much in our teen years. That is not the case. I want to end this now because I have lost so much hope. At times I am in physical pain because I am miserably depressed and know I made a horrible mistake. My dilemma is that I do not want to hurt her again, or her children. She is a wonderful person. I think people will look down on me and think I am just as low as her ex-husband if I leave her. Yet I feel my life is over if I stay in this relationship. I think she loves me, but I also think she knew that if we married, her financial nightmare would end, which it did. Can you help?

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