Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Divorce is final

I got the divorce decree I was waiting for. I'm now single and can start referring to "my ex-wife" instead of "my soon-to-be-ex-wife" or "my separated wife" or other weird locutions. Just took off my ring.

I never wanted this and I'm a little sad, but I'm better off.


  1. I'm so sorry. It really breaks my heart to see the end of a marriage. I wish you better in your future adventures.

  2. Thank you! I had a long time to get used to the idea; she left me in February of 2010, and I've known she has a new boyfriend for a month or so. And I realized recently that I've been happier alone than I was with her the last years.

    Despite that, since I got the news today I've been pretty sad. Not sure it makes sense.

  3. My deepest condolences. I can't imagine what you must be going through. Well in imagining in the strictest, I'd think that it must be a combination between horrible sadness and relief. There's got to be some kind of positive in getting into the next promising chapter of your life, even if you are receiving the official death notice of the last. Let me know if I'm off-base there.

  4. No, you're on target. That first day was rough, but now I'm pretty up. I'm out of a marriage that had already failed, out of a Halo brace for my broken neck, out of my parent's house where I went to recuperate (uncomfortable for a very independent 41-year-old). Next I need to be out of unemployment, and after that out of debt.