T and I went down to the courthouse and filed our divorce paperwork together this morning.
Both of us were upbeat. I can tell she is excited about her new plan. Finally able to embark on something she loves without any guilt to overshadow it.
On my side, I feel like a weight is being lifted.
We will go our separate ways and try to remain friends. The clerk said it might take up to 60 days for us to get in front of a judge to finalize. We have agreed to formally separate in the interim. She has a new place and will be moving out on April 1. We’ll live as roommates until then. There is still risk for some hard moments, so I will be on guard to be positive and supportive during these next few weeks. No bickering allowed.
We’ve come to terms with our issues as best we can. I’m sure it will be a long time before either of us can truly forgive and accept. But at least for now we are both moving ahead through doors with light instead of darkness.