I read this story twice. I’ll be honest, at the first reading I kinda’ didn’t like you much — probably because I was once left by a husband. But seeing that thousands of people did like it, I reread it and saw I’d missed the part where you had tried to get her to go to counseling with you and she had refused. I don’t know how I missed that. Probably my own feelings caused me to read over it, but dismiss it like I can do.

With your wife refusing to get counseling I don’t see anything else you could have done. It must have been very difficult.

Thank you for sharing your story. I’m glad everyone is better now.

Former print journalist, former mayor, retired law enforcement officer. Writing about politics and government along with random personal essays.

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