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