Unremarkable & Amicable: My Experience of Separation
When the end came it was only remarkable in how unremarkable it was. “Is that it then?” “I think so.”
When the end came it was only remarkable in how unremarkable it was.
“Is that it then?”
“I think so.”
“It’s over. I’ll look for a house.”
That was it. A calm conversation between two people who had spent just about the last 20 years together, 15 of them married.
Of course, things hadn’t always progressed in such an amicable way – we had our fair share of disagreements – but just the very act of admitting to each other, and ourselves, that our relationship was over had lifted a huge weight of both of our shoulders.
I use the term ‘conscious uncoupling’ as a knowing nod to celebrities who separate but remain on good terms, whether they be Gwyneth and Chris or Brad and Jen. It used to bemuse me how people could split up and still remain friendly but now I completely understand.
This is a featured guest blog, written by Stuart Dexter, a charity CEO. Check Stuart out on Twitter and Linked In.