Keeping the marriage vows alone

He said, "You are you and I am me.  You can't change me."

So I became the mother and the father in the family.

He said, "Nothing happened.  I was always true to you in a married sense."

But I do not trust him with my heart.

He said, "I am doing the best that I can."

So I worked, paid the bills, did the taxes, took care of the kids and made a nice home.

He said, "If you don't like it, you know what you can do." - meaning, I could leave.

I kept the family in tact and worked a little harder.

He said, "What did you EVER do for ME?"

I realized his reality permitted him to hate me for his failures.