This story keeps getting worse & worse for Kanye! Kim Kardashian has stayed by Kanye’s side through out this whole ordeal, but reports are saying that Kim had asked for a break just prior to his mental breakdown. This is all spurs on the heels of Kim’s Paris robbery, which is said to be when things got really bad between the couple. According to one source, the entire situation has “just been hell for them”. Kanye remained on tour, while Kim was struggling to deal with the entire ordeal. “The trauma of the incident made her more hesitant to do things. Of course it strained their relationship, because she hadn’t seen him.” Sources also say that Kanye is a workaholic, making it difficult for Kim to work. “He would be up all night ranting about things. He’d be up drawing, writing and sketching, or pacing and doing push-ups. he would not calm down and go to bed…. They were fighting because he was impossible to live with.” A close friend of Kim hinted as to when the marital problems began, “She felt like now she needed him to be stable and her rock instead of the other way around. Kanye’s so used to getting Kim’s constant support and coding, but it’s always about Kanye… She didn’t know if she could take it anymore, and this time she refused to support him. Sources close to the couple are implying that Kanye never really got over the death of his mother, & the thought of him losing his wife put him over the edge. “The mere thought of his wife being taken from him was too much — it was like his mother’s death. Seeing Kim close to death did a major number on him. It sent him into a tailspin.” The story is that Kim asked for a break right before leaving for her scheduled appearance at the Angel Ball, telling Kanye that she didn’t want to speak to him. The feeling may have subsided after his breakdown, when she rushed to be by his side. “Kanye’s behavior took a huge toll on their marriage. But Kim feels relieved he is getting the help he needs. She thinks this is what it will take to save him — and help their marriage.” We’re hoping this scenario gets better for these two, & their children.