I got divorced recently after being married just shy of 28 years. The disruption was fairly sudden and somewhat traumatic. I had long given up hope of obtaining the "Get Out of Marriage Free" card I secretly longed for, so it didn't take me long to bounce back once I got it.
Oh, tt wasn't easy -- I had to slog through the swamp to redeem that goddamned card -- but I made it through in one piece, more or less. And I've managed to salvage a decent relationship with my ex, which is important since we have one young child still at home whom we're trying to not scar for life.
Just a scant couple of months after the ink was dry on the dissolution, I met up with an acquaintance from a job I had over 20 years ago. We hung out and did some stuff together, and it only took a month or so before we realized that we had officially started "dating". It took even less time than that to discover that we were in love.
So now I am pushing 50, newly divorced, mother of a twenty-something and a grade-schooler, and head-over-heels in a new relationship after I swore up and down that I wasn't going to get involved with anyone for a long, long time, if ever.
Lesson learned: Never say never.
Anyway, I was just thinking that it would be fun to put some of my thoughts out to the universe from time to time.
So here I am. Welcome aboard. This could be fun!