Hello. My 26 year long marriage is heading for divorce. I was a stay-at-home mom until a couple of years ago when I started a bachelor's degree program to become a teacher. My husband is verbally abusive and wants to stay "married" until I've graduated and gotten a teaching job. He says then he'll be able to get half of my education cost and half of my income for the rest of my life, because he'll own half the degree.
Should I begin the divorce now, before I graduate? I'm scared of facing life on my own. I've been very submissive in our marriage, and I am not allowed to see any bills and I don't even know how much my husband earns.