I have been trying to leave John on and off for about the 27 years we’ve been together. It has been an unhealthy codependent relationship since I was 23. He loves me, he hates me, he loves me again. He’s nice, he’s mean, he’s nice to me again. It was constant cycle. And then throw in my Bipolar II four-day cycle, what a nightmare it was to live like that.
Wednesday the day I have been trying for arrived. I am officially divorced from John!
At first I was elated and bouncing around at the news because I had needed the signed decree to close on a condo I am buying. I was cutting it really close, the closing is this Tuesday. That’s all I had been concentrating on for 3 weeks
“That means we are divorced,” I said, “we’ve been together for 27 years and now it’s over.” Without wanting to I began to get a bit misty.
“Do you want a hug?” he asked.
“You wouldn’t give me a hug when my mom died and now you want to give me one, “I asked, “it’s too late for that.”
My tears dried before they hit my cheeks. Thank you, John, for reminding me so quickly and so clearly why I didn’t give in this time.