Congratulations Beth!! That's a huge step I know. It's all downhill from here girl. And,your hubby stepping in and staying by your side is another great huge step. lean on him all that you can!
ShynSassy, just like you posted to Beth, you seem to have someone who cares about
you regardless of what your going through. If he wants you to lean on him, LEAN ON HIM! Obviously he sees something worthwhile in you or he wouldn't be your b/f. Your kids are at the age, one who wants complete independance and one who is just really to begin to understand himself and probably in that mode of "I don't need Mom telling me what to do" (just my motherly instincts and dealing with young troops in the military). Does your b/f ever say or do anything to you that would give you the idea that he is unhappy? Do you talk to him about
your situation? I now it's hard to do, still have some small problems with my husband but nothing we haven't been able to work out. Sometimes you just find that certain someone who just takes you as you are!