Cheers to fresh starts! And absolutely love that poem ❤️
Sigh…you know some of my personal experiences, having walked this road not once, not twice, but THREE times 🤦🏽♂️. I decided to look at it like well, there IS one common denominator here, I was a player in all three failed marriages. At least, in the most important one, (where my only child was born) we haved stayed cordial and concentrated on our daughter’s well-being.
I had a whole handful of heterosexual female friends going through divorces in the year before Covid. It was a noticeable number! Only, in their cases it was their husbands who initiated. A whole bunch of stories there but it seemed to come down to men who thought they wanted to be with strong, independent women, and then 15 or so years and two or three kids down the road, and they were getting annoyed that dinner wasn't on the table every night (or whatever equivalent). But I also had two male heterosexual friends initiate in the last several years due to their spouses' drug issues. :/
Thank you so much for not only reaching out to include me in your essay Anna, but more importantly, for bringing light and levity to the divorce story. Regardless, it is not a journey we should expect anyone to walk alone. So please, readers, take a casserole to a friend going through divorce. You will MAKE THEIR DAY.