A divorce had never been in the plan after my 20th anniversary. And the longer I stayed, I was showing my girls the opposite of how a woman should be treated in a marriage. I enrolled in a phlebotomy training program, and loved every minute of it.When I decided it was time, no one could have convinced me I’d eventually be ready to date after divorce. My classmates were wonderful and funny, and I felt alive again after so many years of being a caretaker for everyone else.I indignantly stated that I had four teenage girls to consider, and it would be inappropriate to stay over with him.He was clearly irritated and said this wasn’t what he was looking for, and we ended it on the phone right then. This nice, old-fashioned guy I thought I’d found was looking hard and fast for a replacement for his wife — and physical companionship above all else.You can get to a new level of the romantic YOU that you never conceived.Picture yourself on a date as you are overflowing with confidence, knowledge and joy in the fact that you are getting where you want to go in the romantic world–sounds great, right?He’d had great success finding his wife there, and told me it was free…so why not? To say I felt like a fish out of water or that I was in a parallel universe would be a serious understatement.
It’s the romantic resource that will never quit giving.
The Grizzly Rose is a famous country/western dance club in Denver.
They have free dance lessons every Wednesday night.
Will and I decided we weren’t a good match after all. It was such an unwritten expectation that he failed to even make that clear to me until I mentioned how the coming snowstorm may make it tricky to get home.
He impatiently stated that he didn’t expect me to be going home.