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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Mon Jan 22, 2018, 06:59 AM

35. Slightly better

On Nov 10th I walked away from a 32 year marriage, almost a year to the day after seeing Trump win. I could no longer handle so much anger in my life--at home with my husband or in the larger sense of the world focused on the actions of Trump and Republicans. I am toying with the idea of leaving the country once the divorce is final and that's at my age of late 60's.

Financially I will be worse off divorced, especially if I am not able to keep all of my IRA and am forced to split it with my husband. Hoping to get him to agree by not asking for alimony.

I am happier separated from my husband than I've been in a long time but still have a high level of anxiety and stress about the country. Although I will be living off savings and income from investments because my SS is so little, I think I will have enough to be able to live comfortably if I am careful with expenses.

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