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Hello Cottage Friends,

I can't tell you how many times I've mentally written the introduction to this post. No matter how I begin it, the words just seem to fall short. How does one open up the editor app of her blog and write one of the most personally revealing blog posts she's ever attempted?

One week ago today I turned the key in my Subaru and drove from Texas to Colorado, never to return. (At least not to reside there.) Colorado is now my home, once more, and Dennis will remain in Texas. In a little over two weeks our marriage of ten years will legally come to and end, and the word I never, ever thought would be a part of my experience, the "d" word, the word that I hate, will be inscribed indelibly in my personal history.

I'm grateful that our parting is an amicable one. No yelling, no vengeful behavior, just a mutual conclusion after a long heart-to-heart talk that there is no way for us to continue as man and wife. 

Irreconcilable differences. 

No chance o…

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