Question: Am I giving up too easily?
My wife wants a divorce but I don't. I am filing the paper work today because she has asked me to be the custodial parent (I'll have our son Sunday 6PM - Friday 6PM) every week. I figure turning it is the most mature deciscion I can make, even though it hurts like hell.
Am I throwing in the towel too soon? I still love her & wish we could work things out. I'm just afraid to push her away from working with me while we raise our son seperatley.
try talking to her and see if she is willing to see a marriage counselor. Some relationships are not ment to be. I hope things work out for you
Is there a reason that she asked you to be the custodial parent? Maybe she's just undergoing stress and needs a break. You might ask her if a trial separation would be a better idea than a flat out divorce. It's worth a talk, at least. We women like to make decisions quickly and we often change our minds later... You might be in one of those situations. Only you can evaluate that though.
life is too short to spend one millisecond with someone that does not want you.
If you really want her, then let her go, and she may return to you.
I would say wait 2 years before you get into a new serious relationship.
Since you have the kid, her new relationship will develop much faster then yours, this is were she will discover either she is happy with someone else or she is miserable.
But when woman do this they leave the guy open to being snatched up by a good woman and losing him forever.
The fact that she is leaving the kid with you strongly suggests that she is already seeing someone else.