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My Wife Wants Me To Move Out!!


It can be a difficult and emotional time when your wife tells you she wants you to move out. The first thing you should do is take a deep breath and not make any hasty decisions. There is no urgency to just comply with her request.


A man should never move out without understanding the legal ramifications. Instead, you should book a free consultation with an attorney to find out what your legal rights are. Moving out can have a negative impact on your custody situation with your children and your property rights depending on the jurisdiction, so it's important to make informed decisions.


It's also important to remember that just because your wife wants you to move out, it doesn't mean you have to. Instead, you can try to find a compromise that works for both of you. For example, you can offer to help her find an apartment if she wants space but make it clear that you are not willing to leave your home and children. An in-house separation might also be possible. If you have minor children, you should agree to a 50/50 joint shared custody agreement so both parents have responsibility for the children. It is also less traumatic for the kids versus one parent just disappearing.


If you find yourself in a situation where the house is not in your name, it's still important to not move out without seeking legal counsel. Make sure you have bank statements or other evidence that shows you live at the address, so your wife can't try to kick you out and claim you don't live there.


Additionally, if you are in an awkward situation where the house is in your wife's name, it doesn't mean you have to move out. If you have established residency there, she would have to go through an eviction process to remove you.


If you want to stay married to her, both of you need to work on the issues in your marriage. First individually then after each of you work on yourselves, then and only then should you do couples counseling.


If the answer is no, and you've been miserable for a long time, you might take a different approach. Remember, you are not alone and there are resources available to help you navigate this difficult situation. Take this as the time to work on yourself, you will be in a better position mentally regardless of the outcome.


It's always better to seek some help and support, whether it's from a therapist, coach, or men's community. Remember, separation or divorce is not fatal. You have the responsibility to make the best decision for yourself and your family.


If you are in this situation and are feeling lost email me at denniscollins@manoflegacy.org. I am also present in www.mentoring.men a vibrant online men’s community with over 20 group coaching sessions a month.

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