I Divorced My Ex After He Didn’t Buy Me a Latte — Hear Me Out

Jen McMorrow
ILLUMINATION
Published in
7 min readJan 14, 2022

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A man carrying one to-go cup of coffee
Photo by Sorin Gheorghita on Unsplash

When you talk to friends and family as you are going through a divorce, many will ask, what was the moment you knew? They expect huge answers — fists through walls, screaming matches, or discovering infidelity. My story is a latte.

I know that deciding to divorce over a latte sounds trivial, especially if you have never been in an emotionally abusive…

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Jen McMorrow
ILLUMINATION

Freelance writer based in Raleigh, NC. I write on my healing journey and related topics such as love, dating and relationships, wellness, and mental health.