For the record.

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!

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It's not easy being me-but the adventures I get to have- make it totally worth it. "One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny."- Bertrand Russell