Unexpected Support

Met Henry at Starbucks for cafecito.

I spent the day with T. Things were up and down. Needed some respite. Henry and I live a mile apart. Starbucks is our oasis.

“What the fuck is going on with you man?”

I confess the divorce. Expecting a classic ‘hang in there, don’t quit 20 years’ speech.

“Good for you.” Fist bump.

Unexpected. WTF?

He goes on to explain how our situation is obvious from the outside from the perspective of countless double dates with he and his wife (‘S’).

I’m an only child. Self-centered is one of my top flaws.

“oh yeah, S and I have been betting how long it was gonna take, and who’ll make the move first.”


“what do you mean by obvious?”

“you guys are disconnected. You don’t even hold hands.”

“Don’t worry, were gonna side with you. You will definitely get us in the divorce. If you need the couch let me know.”

I am a blind idiot.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. I have noticed that a lot of the time your marital unhappiness is very apparent to those on the outside. You and your wife probably don’t even notice the subtle hints and signals you leave for everyone around you to draw an accurate picture of your marriage. I’m happy for you as long as you are happy for yourself.

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  2. R. Patience says:

    That is crazy. He already knew. Wow I wonder who knows about us?


    1. uehobbyist says:

      yes, it was more obvious to everyone around us than I realized.


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