‘I want a divorce.’
I should have considered this possibility but I was too busy being irrationally hopeful. With no reason to think positively, I decided Angus must have had good news for me. God knows how I need good news, some sunshine: just a glimpse through the ever present brooding clouds. I haven’t done anything wrong and yet I am being punished unpityingly, endlessly. I stare at the nearly empty bottle of Grey Goose on the table in front of me. Beyond it, my children play in the yard: recklessly innocent.
‘Cassy? Are you there?’
- Lovesick chapter 42
I have heard of clean, easy divorces. I know a lady who split with her husband after he decided to upgrade. They were in business together, so with him wanting to move on, and her not wanting to try to hold on to a man who obviously didn’t want her, she took a pragmatic approach: treating the break up as just another business transaction. She asked for some customers to set up her own business, which he gave her. He also continued to send her money each month, either to assuage his guilt, or because…I can’t think of why else he would. To this day, she remains on good terms with her ex.
My feeling is that this kind of amicable divorce is the exception rather than the rule. I am divorced, and I can tell you there was nothing remotely agreeable about it. Still isn’t, now two years later.
Marriages fail for many reasons, and it really is a damn shame that so many people get hurt, but we are all broken people, and we are good at hurting each other.
How long have you been married? Is it the first, second or third even? How's it going?