2006-07-24

Announcement

I have not done much blogging lately - and I've really let this one go for a long time.
Part of that is that I've been spending a lot of free time and energy on geocaching. And to that end, I've done some blogging on a sub-blog about geocaching.

But the other issue that was most worth talking about, I did not feel it was appropriate to air on this forum. That issue was that my marriage was going through some difficult times. The conclusion was finally reached a number of weeks back, but the official things are starting to happen now.

I have filed for divorce. I am going to be moving into my own apartment about 2 miles away, probably this week. It is in the same zip-code and school district.

Being a child of divorce, the decision was extremely difficult for me to make. But my wife and I have grown apart, and just can't seem to find enough common ground on some important issues.

Yes, there are a lot of issues. I am sure we both could point out how everything is the other spouse's fault. And it would be very easy for me to list a whole lot of things that upset me. But that path leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to the dark side. :) The whole thing is hard enough without a dark side. So I will not talk about blame or any of the details here. Besides, I don't think it is all her fault. I know I am in part responsible.

I am responsible for giving up on my marriage when I know it will really be hard for my children in the short run. But I have hope that it is better for them in the long run. I am doing what I can to try to make it easier for them in the short run as well.

Wish me luck! :)