The Reluctant Divorcee

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I’ve never considered writing a blog before; it’s the kind of thing other people do. I’m more of a fact-based person but things are so all over the place at the moment that writing down my thoughts and feelings suddenly feels like the right thing to do. It helps me to organise my thoughts a bit, and who knows, someone else might read this who’s going through the same thing. So here it is: My blog, by Rebecca Green.
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The two most powerful warriors are patience and time (Tolstoy)

Week 3 of school – where has that time gone? This realisation has spurred me on once again. Marilyn’s been very patient with me but James and I need to make some decision about money and the children. The summer has given me time to think (and heal) and it now feels like the practicalities have stalled. Though, thankfully not the legal activity.

Marilyn has prepared a financial proposal which sets out how we think the finances should be handled, including how much I will receive in maintenance. I think that the proposition is quite fair and it’s with his solicitor now. We’re expecting his proposal any day now.

I’m pleased that we appear to be progressing fairly peacefully, despite some obvious differences of opinion. I was quite shocked to overhear a statement recently about someone else, which went along the lines of “take him for all he’s got”. I understand that this is hurt and the anger talking, and I don’t know the circumstances of this person, but I am relieved that my situation is not like that. James has really hurt me but that sort of approach causes too much conflict in my mind, which will ultimately impact the children.