Had a phone call from him the other night, mostly the usual tech and geek stuff between us.
In the middle of it he mentions that his wife is living down in the middle of the state, with another man. In turn, he's found someone local to date.
All of this took me a bit by surprise. Apparently it's been in the works for about 18 months but nothing had been said out loud before. If you had asked me, I'd have thought theirs would survive. They are both successful in their fields, they were living well in a good community, their youngest is almost done with college, they both have their health.
Everything was in place for them to be able to enjoy about fifteen or twenty more years of being together and having fun.
But it didn't quite happen that way.