Great writing but it really sounds like the husband dodged a bullet there.
nickturpin
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I didn’t read it as a competition, but as a language: she said she respects his freedom, his choices. He made no such gesture in return. If he cared, while really needing this time for himself, I would expect he would delay going until he knows she’s OK. It’s not a competition but it is about compromises, sometimes.

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