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The stress of marriage, job, and our finances has made me hypo-manic. I'm coming down (thank goodness). I think part of the coming down is awareness (people are the forum saying . . . "Dude . . . you are an $ss-hole..." When enough say it, i listen), plus the insights that others have given me that the wife's self-employment very well could be a great plan in our lives and for me to give it a chance. That brought my hopeless self up a bit.

I will write saner from now on or I will not write at all. Feel free to call me out if I am writing as a 'crazed man' again. BTW, crazy does not mean physical dangerous. I have never harmed anyone physical . . . but yeah, I know. Emotionally is just as bad. Sorry wife.

You do sound calmer now. I'm glad to hear it. If the two of you can start talking, calmly and rationally, you will probably do better at analyzing the situation than you have so far. That was why, back at the beginning, I suggested discussing the matter without ever saying, "it's all your fault" or words even vaguely similar to those. This isn't a blame game. It needs the two of you working together to resolve it. It's better for both of you, and much better for your children.

I hope things continue to improve.

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