29 years ago today, I made the biggest mistake of my life. Its results linger with me at the first of every month. Don’t care what anyone else says-it just is not fair.
And while we are on the subject:
1) A man does not disrespect his children because he criticizes his ex-wife. She bears the burden of her own irresponsibility-financially or otherwise. The last time the two were joined was at birth-after that its quite possible to love the offspring and dislike the spring from which they sprung.
2) People who say , “You just should have left earlier” have no conception of how hard it is for a well intentioned person to make a tough decision.
3) His is his and hers is hers. The argument that the wife “earns” a extortion payment each month is just flawed from the git go. She can get off her fat ass and work. For all the talk about what is “earned” -it has not stopped her from ignoring the needs my son has, to pay his health insurance so he can change jobs-I’ve not seen her lift a finger to help him. I’m glad to do it though-especially if it helps him branch out on his own.
4) “Whoever said Marriage is a 50-50 proposition laid the foundation for more divorce fees than any other short sentence in our language.”-Austin Elliot.
Bitter? Maybe. I prefer to think of it as ruefully wiser than I was at 22.
But either way-I’ve more than earned the right to say that!