What started out as a pretty good day besides my falling out of a pool (yes, I have the innate ability to not only fall into pools, but also out of them) has ended rather somberly. After our required presence at M’s mom’s gathering, M pulled me upstairs to discuss our status. He plans on moving out when Girl2 is out of school, which is less than two weeks away.
I don’t blame him. Goodness knows, I must not have been the nicest person to him over the last couple of months. Partly due to my needing to be free, and also because I felt like it was too much all at once. I needed space to process and there wasn’t any to be found.
This is the road I chose. This is the path I asked for. I don’t think I factored in the hurt that comes with the ending of something that was 8 years. For 8 years, I have had a partner in everything, who raised two children that were not his. I had someone who would take care of things for me if I was sick, or who drive me to the hospital whenever I needed my yearly surgery on whatever body part wanted to crap out on me. At one point we were great friends. I understand that things changed, I understand I initiated this process, but the thought of now doing it alone terrifies me to no end.
I think the lack of anger hurts as well. Just the quiet acceptance, and just raw pain for both is worse. Anger is such a active emotion, one that can motivate you to do things. This acceptance and raw pain makes me want to curl in a ball. A slightly twisted ball since my ovaries kind of hurt right now.
I talked with my girl K, well she sat there while I cried and then would force a sentence out of my mouth. I couldn’t understand why this was difficult and she told me an ending is an ending. As strange as this may sound, I am not certain I know how to sleep by myself. I haven’t for so long, and though the marriage bed has not been used as such for a long time, there is still a security knowing someone is there. I hope I can learn posthaste, though I have had many issues sleeping under the best of conditions.
I was telling FFAC I don’t deal with change well. When the 9th Doctor became the 10th Doctor, I was pretty upset. I ended up loving the 10th Doctor, and Rose, and when she left I didn’t think I would like Martha. I actually didn’t like Martha. When the 10th became the 11th, I wasn’t very keen. I don’t love him as much as 10, but he did grow on me. I’m just not good with change. I don’t think this change is one I am meant to be good at though.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
“The Road Not Taken” ~ Robert Frost