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How Great Thou Part

 

I am chatting with someone. In a well-intentioned attempt to make me feel better, they explain that divorce is really not such a big deal. On the contrary, they know people who are now happier since they have divorced.

This is absolutely true. It is why I have ultimately surrendered to this path.

However, to end a marriage and get a divorce is a big deal.

It is never easy to let go of our dreams.

It is never easy to lose one that we love.

It is never easy to fight so hard to save something that you lose most of yourself.

It is never easy to forgive yourself for choices that leave your children responsible for them.

It is never easy to let go of a love that gifted you the three greatest loves of your life.

It is never easy to watch another’s love story and wonder why yours was a short story rather than a novel.

It is never easy to see a family together and realize you are no longer like other families.

It is never easy to realize that either you repeat a part of your past or you were one of the first in your family to take this path.

It is never easy to believe you create your own fairy tale only to remember that both good and bad exist in even the best fairy tales.

It is never easy to fail at anything in life, let alone what is most precious to us.

It is never easy to discover that pain and joy are the necessary roommates of the heart.

It is never easy to end a marriage.

 

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