14th October 2017
One of the things that I hadn’t realised about the divorce process was how much time it all takes. Marilyn has prepared me for the roundtable meeting, explaining that it is important for me to listen and try not to get too upset about anything James or his Solicitor says, but to let her know if I’m upset and need a short break.
It is vital to me that we both come to an amicable agreement at this meeting – I can’t bear the thought of having to go to court.
I trust Marilyn implicitly – she knows enough about me now to understand what I find acceptable and what I really don’t agree with. She also wants the best for me and the children and I know that she will fight my corner, without being unreasonable. She has been like a good friend through all this; strong when I need her to be but also there as a shoulder to cry on when I’ve needed that too.
On a lighter note, Ellie has arranged a meal out and for the first time in a long time I am in the mood to go out and enjoy myself with my best friend. I can hear the pop of Prosecco bottles even now!