Dave (courier_iii) wrote,

What do you say.......

I've a long time friend, one that I don't see as much any more, but still catch up with on the phone every couple of months. He's around 50. I've known him and his wife since they were late teens dating. Watched them through "living together" and into a marriage thats lasted 24 years. His daughter and mine were born two weeks apart, our wives shared the same OB.

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.

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