#17: It takes two…

[image credit: Richard Walker on Flickr]

I’m beginning to realise that my two-year Strexit strategy to stay in the closet while single-handedly dismantling my marriage may not be possible. As the politicians are discovering with Article 50, these things require detailed negotiation with the other involved parties.

Aside from my daughter, my wife is really the only other person who matters in this process, and I am slowly coming around to the idea that I won’t know how to get through this without her help and guidance — however much that may hurt her.

I suppose this is one of the many ways I am different — more emotionally mature and capable — than my father, whose idea of preparing my mother for divorce was to go shopping with her for new carpets and a three piece suite, before having his solicitor send her divorce papers without discussion or confrontation. This story is continued in Strexit Volume One: Coming out to myself, available in the Kindle store…

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