Whiskey, Texas redux
My family and most of my friends are aware of the biggest of those "situations", but more distant friends and casual acquaintances might not be. Around the first of the year, a number of issues surfaced regarding my marriage with K. In the months that followed, as the two of us discussed those issues, it became obvious that we would not be able to resolve our differences or save the marriage.
In May, K filed for divorce. In July, I moved out of the house and into an apartment, and we put the house up for sale. Our divorce was final by the end of August. The process was neither easy nor enjoyable, but it could have been a lot worse. Neither of us wanted to see things get ugly or to make things difficult or unpleasant for the other -- or for the kids -- and we definitely didn't feel like fattening the wallets of any attorneys while we hammered out the details.
So there it is -- "long story short". That's about as much information as I feel comfortable sharing in a public forum. K and the kids and I are all doing as well as can be expected... I've been keeping the kids with me at my apartment during my rest days and K has them the remainder of the time.
Being single again after a 15-year relationship (11 years of marriage, plus 4 years of exclusive dating) has taken some getting used to -- it's a situation I never expected to find myself in -- but I'm doing ok. I've recently started dating again, and I might even share a story or two about those experiences... so stay tuned. Oh, and I've lost about 30 pounds since this whole thing started. I wouldn't recommend a divorce as the ideal method of weight loss, but it seems to have worked out o.k. for me. Well, that plus a few long-overdue changes in my eating habits...
Check back soon for some train photos, Dallas Cowboys reviews, live music re-caps, church signs, monikers, and more...
np: the Hangdogs - "Good night, Texas"
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