Tag Archives: Problems

Back in North Virginia…where the world is falling apart

I forgot to mention something about my trip out to Australia. If you are also my Facebook friend, you already know because my friend posted a picture of us. There was a 7-hour delay between the 4:30pm arrival of my … Continue reading

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I hate my life…sometimes

A few nights ago, I started to write this post and I was going to title it “I hate my life”. My youngest, Charlotte, came into my downstairs office after I had typed the title. She didn’t see what I … Continue reading

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Breakdown…continued

I’m still off work. It’s very therapeutic to have some unplanned time off without having to think about what has to be done next. I think I needed this for longer than I realized and should have listened earlier to … Continue reading

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The road to overwhelmed…and back

This post is some days late in the sense that I have come back from the brink. Or perhaps more accurately, been pulled back from the brink. After all, where are we without our support networks? Like many of you, … Continue reading

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The Mus Musculus Assassin

The first time you kill, you die a little inside. It gets easier each time until, one day, you wonder if you’re still human. OK, so maybe I’ve exaggerated a little. But you’re probably used to that by now. Alternatively, … Continue reading

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My version of the Marriage Contract

Recently, I composed a letter to my wife, who has moved out of the master bedroom and taken over the basement bedroom suite. Her move seems to be preparation for a complete departure, leaving behind me and our three teenage … Continue reading

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My Second Counseling Session – Food For Thought

After my first counseling session, I was still alone for the second session. My wife still shows no interest in attending. In the first, I spent a lot of time outlining how I (we) had reached this point (as far … Continue reading

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Divorce for Men … versus Women

It occurs to me, as I babble away, that in my mind’s eye I am writing to someone. Not to an individual, but the ‘idea’ of someone. Not to someone I am trying to connect to, or chat up, but … Continue reading

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