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A Simple Explanation

February 14, 2022 | 175 words | Personal History

The are many reasons why a marriage hits the rocks, and many ways to describe the demise of a long-term relationship.  Here’s one way…  

In the beginning, our sensibilities meshed and this made us a good match.  We were both a little on the shy side, a bit hesitant in life, each with our fair share of insecurities.  Then over time – by virtue of the commitment we made to each other, the love and affection we shared, and the children we raised together – I became less so.

But she did not, for whatever reason.  Or maybe it was a case of her early pathologies (we all have a few) resurfacing after twenty years, come back to haunt her.

All I know for sure is a deep dissatisfaction with the circumstances of her life swelled up and engulfed her, creating inner turmoil and disturbing her peace.  In the end there was nothing I could do to help.  And so it came to pass after thirty-nine years together we parted and went our separate ways.

Robert J. Cavanaugh, Jr

February 14, 2022

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