This was a great read! I’m newly divorced. Too new to it to be even remotely ready for another relationship, but so much in this spoke to me. One thing I’ve noticed as a 38 year-old Dad now baching it, women on Facebook are suddenly messaging me constantly! It’s so weird and a little eerie. I’d be curious as to other men who have experienced this.
Hey! Thanks so much for the kind words and please forgive my late response. As it turns out, I’m less tech savvy than I thought because I got no notification on this. I’m so glad I could help you finish your piece and I look VERY forward to reading it.
Alex, as always, this is a raw and vulnerable piece from you. And it emphasizes what many people — many very spiritual people — go through on their quest for answers, for meaning. I went through a very similar experience in many ways. At my worst, my demons had me drinking a bottle of wine every night and putting away some straight tequila thinking…
Brian — close namesake and everything, wow! — this was an emotional piece to read, my friend. I can relate to some of the firing experiences, though some of mine I definitely deserved. You did not deserve that, but what awesome lessons you learned. And what a story to tell. You are a prolific writer and have definitely captivated my interest. Looking forward to more of your work!