Divorce is a contentious issue. No one would choose it. Some are lucky to have found someone who grows with them. Otrazhenie wrote about this subject today and stirred me to write the following:
My record isn’t great. I married early to a gorgeous man and had two children. He was Italian and we moved to Europe where we discovered he was suffering from manic depression, or as now known, bi-polar. This condition has many symptoms besides depression. That is an essay in itself. When he left me for one of his lovers I returned to Australia.
Second time around was five years later. I fell madly in love, only to find he hadn’t been totally honest. Another child and staying together for the sake of the children….. Not always the best idea…..So later, at 43 I started again.
Third time lucky! At 54 I married a childhood sweetheart. We have so much in common, life is a joy. Our children knew one another and were happy for us.
From each relationship I learned a lot; which has made my life far more exciting, though I wouldn’t have chosen this path if I’d been given a choice. Sometimes things happen for a reason. It left me with thousands of memories, from which I have drawn for my memoir, ‘Enduring Threads.’
For those of you who are going through these changes, remember, it is usually for the best. I do wish you well and may you find the strength to face these new challenges and make your life better. If you have children, a calm, loving home is essential. If you are choosing another partner, please look up an old post of mine called, ‘Warning Alert, choosing a partner’, (or similar words). Wishing you well!