You’re welcome. I lost my marriage, house, car, kids, and job all in one day in 2009. I thought I’d hurt as much as I could. But nothing prepared me for the pain of being discarded by someone I fully trusted. My ex and I died a slow death. I knew it was going to happen so I’d already done a lot of my mourning before it ended.

I thought that he was my happily ever after. I thought that because he pursued me. I was off the market and he beat down my defenses and made the promises and took the steps and I reluctantly followed until I was sure he was for real.

And as soon as I decided to believe,


I used to try to be diplomatic like you are now and I salute that. But I don’t do that anymore.

He doesn’t deserve my diplomacy.

I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want it to be spelled right and punctuated correctly. I guess that’s something.

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