I loved reading this. But Mr. Normal was not really Mr. Normal was he? He wasn’t really a teacher. He was a failed writer. Perhaps he was the “failure version” of the men you had dated before you got married. I really like how you just hinted at the career jealousy. I don’t know where you will find a man who won’t be jealous of your success. I am way past the women of a certain age in my years. I’m not sure why women who have a great joie de vivre and love of life have such a hard time finding a compatible counterpart. I just know that this is so.