Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Other Shoe

Yes, the other shoe has dropped. Or, kicked me in the butt. I've been through a lot of crap lately, you know, job loss, bad knee, the on going diabetes battle, financial stress, but this is the worst of all. My wife of barely three years wants a divorce. She's not happy and says she doesn't love me any more. She wants to move on. So be it. I'm moving out on the first of the month. I'll move into my parent's basement until I can find a decent place. At least I'm not living in a van down by the river.

If it's some consolation, I'm not the only one around this is happening to. I stopped at the bank to close my part of our accounts and the bank officer said the economy has caused plenty of these types of thing happen. Financial stress just finishes off marriages quicker than most any cause now. At least we weren't fighting, which is good for her kid's sake. We are parting civilly and I will take the high road and not throw too many stones. It's a tough row to hoe, but I've been through it before and came out stronger. Maybe this time a bit wiser.

On the bright side, I'll have more time to train....


rlove2bike said...

Keep hanging in there...sounds like you are keeping a good seem to always look on the bright side. If you get down this way, lets ride!!

Doug said... parents live in lower Michigan on a lake with a basement that has a large picture window looking out over the lake, a wood burning stove, and a walk-out deck.

Oh well, I guess I'll never live there, because my marriage is holding up great.

Hope you can keep things positive. We'll have to get together for a ride this spring.

Biking Duluth said...

Tough news my friend... I just heard on tv about how this sort of thing is really happening a lot more lately, either way, it's a bummer. Like Doug said, once the roads clear up (I think Doug will only ride his new bike if he's following a block behind a street sweeper :)...) we should all get together.

Boz said...

Yes, I keep telling myself it could be worse. A classmate from H.S. just drank himself to death. Not a good way to go at such a relatively young age. Thanks for the support, al of you. Like they say "they can kill you but they came eat you, that's against the law".

Mike said...

Dang. That's rough, Boz.