Unexpected, by Amy Friedman

(From the “Contribute” page)

Dear Miss Lonelyhearts:

I’m married 25 years. I love my husband and believe in my marriage vows, which I gave with a full heart. But I’m way past the point where if we were not married I’d have walked. The problems, which are looming larger and larger, are typical: money, division of labor, stubbornness and meanness (his), not feeling loved (mine). The details are probably not important. I don’t know whether staying emotionally engaged with this marriage is healthy. Some might say “Dump him”, others might say “Stay – honor your vows”. I’m on the fence. My question: Machete or poison?

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