I've debated for over a week – on how to give out all the information I've been holding back and I keep coming to similar conclusions. A little at a time may be a better idea.
I went Thursday up to Buffalo. Got the chance to tell my family that my husband and I aren't going to make it. That we're done. The reactions I received from my parents and siblings were different than I could have anticipated, but the news of my father's job loss diluted the effect of my news.
For the most part, Friday, when I broke the news, my mother was supportive. Monday when I called her to let her know I was home she was changing her tune – but it's much easier to deal with her negativity over the phone as opposed to in person.
I know some people will be shocked; Others will condemn me for abandoning my poor blind husband. These were the people who praised me as being a special kind of person for marrying him in the first place. Some whom I thought would react badly will show me the kind of support I'll be eternally grateful for.
It's all unknown at this point, which is always the scary part for me. But I think I'm handling it well; I'm surprising myself each and every day.