Finally Done This Time?
I think I'm finally done this time. I moved my stuff out and got my own place two months ago (I had moved in despite my better judgement). I gave him chance after chance to put me first, change his drinking habits, and be a better man. People don't change, but I'm moving on. One phrase that has resonated with me through all of this is that was posted on this site was "he has shown you the man he is going to be." He may make short-term changes, but he will always let his controlling mother dictate his life, his rude obnoxious daughter disrespect me and our relationship, and he will not stop drinking. I'm better than this, I deserve to be happy, and I'm going to avoid dating another man with kids like the plague.
I think this will be a good thing. I'm not the first, and I'm not the last to leave. I do appreciate all of the support on this site, though.