Funny things that happen when your marriage craps out

13 Jul

Let’s take a break from the more serious tone of the last few posts and delve into something a little more lighthearted!

I’ve been noticing some funny happenings over the past month since separating from my husband.

1. As I’ve mentioned, people are deleting me from various social media outlets and unfollowing the blog.  I guess they’re picking sides even though there’s no reason to. That’s funny in a weird way, not so much with the ha ha.

2. Someone told me I’m just looking for attention by posting all this stuff about my breakup.  Of course I’m looking for attention!  That should be pretty obvious.  I made no secret of the fact that I wanted words of encouragement and inspiration.  I also asked people to say nice things about me.  And you know what?  All that “attention” was incredibly helpful and appreciated.  Nobody should be afraid to ask for help.

3. Two people have contacted me to let me know that they can’t be friends with me anymore because I didn’t take my marriage vows seriously enough and gave up.  And, as a divorced woman, I’m a threat because I will tempt their husbands.  Seriously!  SERIOUSLY?!?!!  This is so ridiculously ludicrous that I have no words.  That rarely happens.  I responded to them with two simple words that likely demonstrated my disgust.

4. More in the ha-ha department… A construction worker whistled at me today!  That’s never happened to me before!  I’m not saying I want it to keep happening, but it was very funny and unexpected!  I always thought if that ever happened, I’d have a witty response ready. But no, I think I just looked confused and then cautiously continued walking to retrieve my son from his day-camp.

5. And also unexpected, people have asked me out on dates!  Whaaaat?  The last time I was asked out on a date, I was still a teenager.  I forgot that was a thing that people did!  It was very surprising, however not unwelcome in the least.  Having said that, please don’t ask for the pleasure of my company if you’re a misogynistic racist douchebag because… well….I’m just not into that!

4 Responses to “Funny things that happen when your marriage craps out”

  1. Lina July 26, 2016 at 3:05 pm #

    Insecure women will always find reason to try and bash down other women. Hang in there. Truth I’m a friend of your Jason’s from way back in the day, so much so that he helped me buy stuff for my grade 10 “Bark Lake” trip! That said, I still have much love and respect for your blog and you as a fellow Mommy 😀

    • L.W. July 26, 2016 at 3:17 pm #

      Awesome, thanks for reading and for commenting! I appreciate your encouragement! It seems as if you’re in the camp of “women should build each other up instead of tear each other down.”

  2. Deb July 23, 2016 at 8:18 pm #

    Loved your story above. Wow women haven’t changed I got divorced 20 + yrs ago,and I am hearing the same things I heard when I got divorced yes I also lost friends because I was a single women. I might steal their husbands, or convince their wives too fool around. Yes that is what one husband told me I would be a bad influence on his wife. Only if he had know I was not the cheating type. His wife was the one fooling around all over town. Divorce forces the couples around you to look at the flaws in their own relationships and it scares them, so you become the bad guy. Instead of them looking at their flaws and correcting them and making their relationship stronger. Love your blog

    • L.W. July 23, 2016 at 8:21 pm #

      Oooh, yes, very insightful. When someone you know gets divorced, it forces you to look at your own relationship. Maybe come face to face with the flaws.
      Thanks for the comment and thanks for reading!

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