I spoke with a friend this morning. She was crying.
Her words said so much with so little. 'I thought we had a perfect marriage.'
Three children under seven.
Nearly ten years of marriage.
You would think that boys would have worked out that we know 'I don't love you anymore' is code for 'I've met someone else'.
This is the sixth time in five years I have lived through this with friends and I still don't know what to say.
I rang CK at work at lunchtime and told him that if he was thinking he might fall out of love with me then I would appreciate it if he would do it sooner rather than later and be honest and decent enough to say it straight out because I would rather just know. He asked me what the statute of limitations was on him falling in love with someone else - I told him I was serious. He then said surely the only reason to leave woud be if he found someone better so......
Bless him. We may not have a perfect marriage but I hope that it is all the stronger for being able to talk about these things.