I’ve been thinking, thinking about my situation since the divorce was final. This was divorce number three and it was the final. No more, I’m too old to consider another marriage nor do I want one. Some of you are aware I have Type 2 Diabetes along with a nasty heart condition. That said I don’t need anymore aggravation.

Overall, my life is much more peaceful, simpler and I decide solely what to do with my time. Life is lighter and more enjoyable. This is a choice. I choose to be happy and not allow the bad things that have happened in terms of money and other bad choices we made together, tear me apart.

I was taken for a ride.

But it won’t ruin my life because I have chosen to move beyond the negative to find the good things that await me in the future. I’ve thought to find a more specific reason for why we divorced. It comes down to one thing that has happened to so many for so long. We simply grew apart.

Divergent paths.

She is still very career orientated, I am basically ready to throttle back (but can’t just yet). I will move back home to Michigan the very moment it becomes possible. Northern Lower Michigan calls me home. She want’s absolutely nothing to do with Michigan. Too cold, too cloudy and too humid. So be it. We grew apart on many levels.

So glad I’m single again, and single I will remain.

About John

John is a native of Michigan, the Great Lakes State, he is 56 years young and retired. I've been using WordPress since 2000 with various websites both self-hosted and the WP.com side. Thanks for visiting my website!

10 Responses

  1. sounds like you are in a better place, and I am glad for that. Cherish the moments of peace and joy and happiness John. Be where you should be – physically and figuratively πŸ™‚ Love the positivity!

    1. Thanks so much Jodi. It’s sometimes tough to push back against the negative thoughts but as a Christian, I see the negativity for what it is. I absolutely must remain positive as possible in this difficult time. Hugs for you my friend!! ❀️

  2. Glad you have found a place of comfort and you know what you want John. Letting the past go and moving forward is not easy, but it sounds like you’ve figured it out and are embracing your future. So great

    1. Thanks so much Lisa. Having two diseases and stress doesn’t add up to a good thing but I’ve always been a realist. Hopefully I’ll make 70 years. In the mean time, I am gonna choose to be the best man I can be. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜€

  3. I hear you, and I’m so glad you’re able to move past all that crap — that’s way to go! There’s absolutely nothing to dwell on, and personally I believe that you’ll feel even better once you get back home!

    Like i’ve mentioned, I have a number of similar experiences in my past. I was dead set on spending the remaining part of my life as a single person and was totally content with that, but then this [love] unexpectedly happened, and here I am.

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