My mom called me one night and asked me if I knew of any apartments for rent in 30339 last month. I said, “Mom, that’s my zip code.” She told me that she knew that, and wondered because she was thinking of renting an apartment near me. I was speechless at first, and then she explained that she and dad are getting a divorce and she wanted to be near me so that she wouldn’t feel so alone. It took awhile for that to sink in, but I imediately told her that we would definitely work it all out.
I ended up talking to my dad that same day. Dad had decided that the marriage was over, and he would be moving to another state. I asked if he was moving because he was seeing someone else who lived in that other state. He was quiet at first before he said that I had guessed it exactly. It broke my heart, and I figured that mom’s heart was breaking, too. Understand that I am not angry with my dad. I never want to lose him. I have watched family’s break apart permanently because a parent has cheated, and even if the family comes back together again one day, things are often not quite the same again. I didn’t want that to happen.
It hurt a lot to know that my dad was willing to move so far away from me. I am his only daughter. But I had to accept the sitaution. I could see why my mom didn’t want to be alone, and I told mom that she was welcome to come live with me for awhile. I told her she could stay as long as she wants while we find her a cute little apartment here in my same area.