This is a post I've been putting off for a long time, though I'm not really sure why. Perhaps it's because I feel like it's an admission of a huge failure - although, if you read back through my blog, you'll find that I'm not terribly shy about admitting my shortcomings. Perhaps it's because I don't feel comfortable explaining everything - which is why I won't, even though the lack of explanation on my part has proven to lead to occasional ridicule. Or, perhaps it is simply because there is just no easy or funny way to say it...
John and I are splitting up. More accurately, John and I split up in October, when I chose to remove JJ and myself from our home. We are pursuing a legal divorce, and maintaining joint custody of JJ.
That being said...
Please do not offer apologies. I chose to do what I feel is right for my son and I. It was not a decision I made lightly, but it was my decision.
Please do not make accusations. You do not know what happened. Very, very few people know even part of both sides of the story. I doubt anyone knows all of both sides.
Please do be considerate of our privacy in this matter. A telephone call is very different than a public forum.
Please do keep us in your prayers. Knowing that it is the right decision does not make it easy.
5 years ago