[Pic of myself on the Empire State Building, 12/1999] Nineteen years ago to the day, my ex-h, James, and I were in Reno. We’d driven the 8 hours with our then-2 year and 10 month old daughters, Julia and Livy, to combine James’ business trip with a visit with my mom, who’d driven from California … Continue reading Contrast
[Utah’s "Mount Doom", courtesy of the 8/2018 California fires a thousand miles away. Even the air knows we’re all connected]. After my divorce, I read the Lord of the Rings trilogy every year. James (my ex-h) is actually the one who initially said circa 2006 “I bet you’d like the LOTR movies” and he was … Continue reading Tolkien
[1980 words; 9 min 54 sec; dysfunctional marriages, submission, emotional abuse, divorce]
The “I’m going to single-handedly save this marriage!” off-switch was pretty hard to find during our final years together. (Maybe it was hidden under the super-hero cape I thought I was wearing). My brain just couldn’t last a second, at the end of the marriage, without....