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|Thu, 12-26-2013 - 5:08pm|
I have finally decided that's it time to divorce. Marriage has been bad for many, many years and now it's not bad - it just isn't anymore. Neither of us seems to even care whether it's good or bad so it's obviously time for the one to become two again. I have not discussed this with husband yet. Waiting on Christmas to be over and things to calm down.
,But I have a financial issue that I need some thoughts on. I teach three colleges part-time and also work one Saturday a month at an antique mall (virtually no income frorm this). The teaching is on a contract basis by semester. So if the term is over, I have no income. I rarely teach in the summers. But when I'm teaching I am legally obligated to those schools and really can't accept any other full-time job. So I can either not sign the contracts for spring term starting in a couple of weeks. This would mean that I would have to stay in this house with husband until I find another job. Who knows how long that would be - unemployment %s here are very high. OR I can sign the contracts and move out when I'm ready and take a huge risk that I will have a job come mid-May. I have applied for a few jobs over Christmas break however since it is Christmas,. most employers aren't fooling with this now. They will wait until after Jan 1. I have to start signing contracts around Jan 6. So most of those employers won't make a decision before I have to sign my contracts. So would you sign the contracts or not?
I also want to know what do I need to do know to begin preparing for this. I am going to go ahead and clean my closets and try to sort through some stuff. I've sort of looked for houses to rent. Not having much luck with this. But again, I know that some of them will become available after the first of the year. So any suggestions about what to start doing to get ready for this. We've been marrised 33 years and our lives are very entangled!!
Thanks for any input that you can give.