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No Love in Tokyo

A pivotal transition that would be the demise of my marriage

Sandy Maximus
The Penny Pub
Published in
4 min readMay 28, 2024

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A sign that says “You didn’t come this far to only come this far”
Photo by Drew Beamer on Unsplash

We were five years into our marriage, beginning to settle into our startup home with our daughter while making strides in our respective careers. The time felt right to plan for a second child, and by Thanksgiving that year, when our daughter turned two, we knew our second child was on…

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Sandy Maximus
The Penny Pub

An academic, a mother, and a wanna-be writer in (pre) cancer treatment with interests from travel to tennis, personal stories, and life lessons.