Our relationship developed slowly, from acquaintances to friends into lovers and marriage, believing our foundations were strong and solid.
Two high-pressure jobs proved challenging. Work demands, endless meetings and diary clashes required compromise. However, good salaries brought compensations, including holidays exotic and expensive.
A ticking biological clock resulted in major changes and unforeseen issues.
With two children our one-income household experienced a different lifestyle. Disagreements developed over responsibility and money.
Business trips proved incompatible with parenting requirements. Resentment crept in. Cracks formed leading to arguments and hostility.
Finally, when a challenge was answered with a perfunctory ‘It’s over’ we both felt relief and regret.