Hey there GT! I have been largely absent lately so please walk with me for a short tale?
I have spent the last two to three years (minimum) struggling with figuring out how to leave my husband; it was complicated by many factors, including my MIL being my boss, and me being depressed/anxious/stressed to the max.
I knew I was ready last summer but it took a full year to really pull the plug. I am happy to report that my husband is moved out and we were officially separated as of August 1. In Canada it takes a year of being separated to get a divorce. Party at my place, August 1, 2016.
In addition, I got a new job opportunity and met an amazing human who has convinced me that love does exist. My bitter heart will, in fact, go on.