The end of a relationship is like a cigarette, you know it’s bad for you, yet you must see it through.
In the end-sphere, breaking up and getting a divorce are like two twin sisters, where one is inexplicably prettier than the other. I feel you require an illustration, so here it goes:
Breaking up is when you pick up his dirty socks for the last time, and throw them at his face while he’s running for the door, that’s pretty. Divorcing is when you both sit down, look at each other directly in the eye, like one does at the sea, and actually feel the void ahead.
I’ve felt this twice in my life…right before uttering the words: “I can’t do this anymore.” Here’s what everybody knows for a fact: long-lasting relationships require hard work. Sure, and here’s what I didn’t know for a fact and nobody told me either: relationships come in all sizes, long and short. Could it be that I just said “yes” to the short ones? Just kidding, that’s a cop out.
Both of my marriages were to two good men. I was loved, cared for, heard, desired, and protected. I don’t know anything about physical or emotional abuse. I don’t know what being cheated on is like. I consider myself extremely normal, but I know some would consider me extremely lucky.