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I hadn’t planned on doing this alone

The problem was that I hadn’t planned on doing this alone and I realized in those moments that alone is exactly how I’m having to do it now.

We had to adapt today for a number of reasons

As with any family, we have to learn to adapt. Today is no exception. In fact, today is proof of that. The boys are on edge for a number of reasons, one of which is that school starts in the morning. They’re excited but also nervous. Poor Emmett is afraid that he’s going to have …

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I can’t change what happened but I can adapt and overcome

Divorce is never easy and there are always unforeseen consequences. The goal is to limit those consequences, and shield the kids from as many grownup issues as humanly possible. It’s only been a week since my wife left and I’m already facing challenges that are very limiting by nature. One of the biggest things that …

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Why I’m seeking help from a therapist

Today at 1pm I will be starting my second therapy session with my new therapist. The first session was literally the morning after my wife left and not much was accomplished aside from me unloading everything that I was feeling. I think I caught my counselor off guard. I feel like this therapist might be …

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It’s been 1 week since my marriage ended and here’s how we’re doing

Today marks one week since our lives changed forever and things haven’t been easy for us. When something as impactful as a parent moving out happens, there’s a ripple effect. I think considering everything that’s going on, the kids are doing okay. They’re each dealing in their own way and the only one who’s not …

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Trying desperately to not let their summer be defined by the collapse of my marriage

As the summer winds to a close, it was very important to me that the last major experience the kids had before school starting, wasn’t their lives being turned upside down when their Mom left. Emmett has been really stressed out in particular because he’s convinced that he will have to write twelve sentences about …

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I’m hoping this short trip helps us get our footing

We’re on our way to Cook Forest State Park. We’ll probably arrive around 11 AM and the boys are really excited. I’m not feeling so well this morning. It’s not that I’m sick, I’m just heartbroken. The truth at its most fundamental level is that I miss my wife. This is really hard for me …

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The boys first official visit went well and we have big plans for tomorrow

The boys had their first official visit since the split and I think it went really well, at least it sounds like it did. That’s fantastic as far as I’m concerned because I want as little to change for them as possible. I was a bit nervous because it’s a big change for them but …

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