She Said “I Want a Divorce” and It Broke Me

The fairytale ended too soon

David Majister
P.S. I Love You

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“I want a divorce,” my wife said.

This wasn’t part of the script.

I’ve always believed in fairytales and happy endings. I believe in shooting stars and pumpkin carriages. My wife saw something different in lurking our marriage.

The love between us had started fading years before. It disappeared so slowly that we hardly noticed. Until one day, it blew out, like a candle in the dark.

My wife saw the love falling away. Even as she told me what was going on, I shut my eyes and pretended nothing was happening. Only when things got really bad did I start to listen.

The more I tried to fix things, the more our relationship fell apart. Everything I attempted to make things better seemed to push my wife further away.

She was done. I struggled to accept the change. We’d poured over a decade of our lives into the relationship. I wanted to keep trying.

For many people divorce is stressful. It can leave you in financial and emotional turmoil.

And things had got so bad between us that my wife was requesting that we do this.

“I don’t want to,” I said.

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David Majister
P.S. I Love You

10x top writer. World traveler (26 countries). Runner (1k+ miles). Meditator (9.5k minutes). Introvert. Wild swimmer. Story maker.