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August 13, 2006

Wednesday...a good day and a dreadful day

Wednesday afternoon ended as a very good day.  I finished the second main section of the quals paper, which felt pretty cool.  I have one more main section to write and then there is all the front and back stuff....introduction, future research, etc.  So we are definitely moving in the right direction.

To celebrate I made dinner for hubby and after we ate we were talking about some general stuff nothing that was a huge big deal at all.  Then he changed the subject and told me he wants a divorce.  Not a fun way to end the day.

As you can imagine after several days of discussion with him since Wednesday, during which he has refused my request for counseling on two separate occasions, I now have my brain around the idea that this is actually happening.  There is lots of what is going on that I don't understand...and I hope I do have more understandable reasons from him before it is all over.  Of course that is aside from the fact that he has found someone else...it's a long and fairly ugly story that I won't be telling here.  So as you can see Wednesday night didn't end well at all.

For now I have to set my focus on quals aside.  I need to disentangle 16 years of living in his family home so I can then pack and move.  A process that I expect to take about a month, given that classes start in less than two weeks.

Since I'm not much of a diary blogger and am by nature fairly private I don't expect to be talking much about it all here.  For now I just wanted to let you know that my quiet posting summer here at prolurker is likely to continue for some time as I try to get other things together. 

Posted by prolurkr at August 13, 2006 08:42 AM

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That's unbelievable...nightmarish. Good luck putting your life back together again.

Posted by: Ben Fulton at August 14, 2006 09:28 AM

I am so sorry.

Posted by: Christina Pikas at August 14, 2006 02:19 PM

Good grief, Lois. What terrible news . . .

Posted by: Jenny S-G at August 14, 2006 09:04 PM

Grrr. What rotten behavior on his part. Will be thinking of you.

Posted by: Lianzi at August 15, 2006 11:34 PM

Gosh, what a sad news. I'm so sorry. If you need anything - help with moving, talking, or whatever, email me.

Posted by: Inna at August 17, 2006 05:12 PM

Very sorry to hear about this. This is going to be tough for a while. Time is going to be your best friend right now. Best with all that!

Posted by: eszter at August 20, 2006 12:43 AM

Very sorry to hear about this Lois... The only thing I can say is keep moving forward, one foot in front of the other, and this will soon be behind you.

Posted by: Big John at August 25, 2006 06:36 PM

Hiya girlfriend....yep you know me from down south and we talk regulary. Hang in there hun and I will be phoning you tomorrow with info via my husband who knows Doug. wink wink yep you know who after todays congrontation my hubby is not pleased and very disappointed in yours because things are about to be confirmed that liars eventually get their comupance (spelt wrong I know hun....sorry). Anyway...consider changing your wonderful blog just to piss him off so he can no longer have any control over you...talk tomorrow and yes...I do hope he is reading this...much fondness as always my good friend....

Posted by: Helen at August 30, 2006 11:54 PM

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