I wouldn't wish this shit on my enemy. I deal better with inattention when he is home better than him as well. It sounds like you HAVE done your best in the past. I have been that crazy lady with four kids alone at everything, school events, home events, church events. I'm the wife of an intern and we try to make a night each week to go do something, just the two of us.
My 16 year old daughter told her Bishop who made that comment, that she thought her dad was great just the way he was. Richard often laments that if he had taken a tech job, he would have been able to actually make a damn good salary for the last 8 years instead of going into debt with med school and making zero money. I just wanted to let SN and AD know that, if you decide to choose this path, you are not alone. I say, Follow your heart. I wish there was a mother's support network for us all to join and meet up.
At parties, they drink soda and play board games. But our marriage is strong, and our children are good people. I respect all doctors so much, they go through hell to be where they are and put up with so much stuff at their work too. Note, her mind and TSCC were married first.
We haven't been on holiday in years first because of no money as he was studying while in worked. Same goes for holidays-flip a coin. We might not always like the way some priesthood holders act, but to disparage the priesthood is not being responsible. I dated a doctor who was into me and saw me frequently. And on my part, I felt I needed to go out and live harder, party more, be more social, etc. Nor was there a lack of compassion or respect.