You are looking at The Artist Formerly Known as The Silver Fox, but you can call him Bossy’s Unhusband.
It’s been one year since Bossy packed up her car with one change of clothes because she knew she’d be back in the morning!
Many people and even friends and sometimes neighbors and occasionally family want to know why it is Bossy and her husband separated last May when in fact no one has separated from anyone else — and to that, Bossy answers: because! There. It’s always nice to clear things up.
Actually, it’s this: the way Bossy has it figured, when you have children, there are three distinct components to every divorce.
First there’s the couple:
Second, there are the kids:
But sometimes the kids also includes the extended family of friends who are integral to your life:
And third, there’s the family house:
But it’s not just the house as a material object, but rather the things that happen within that house:
To review, there are exactly three components to every family divorce: the couple, the kids, the friends of the kids, the kids of the friends, the extended family, the house, and the stuff that happens in that house.
Bossy and her husband decided to end their relationship as a married couple, but they made a commitment to each other and to all of the other components of their life together, and it goes like this: to have each other’s backs, to honor the past they’ve spent together, and to move forward as gracefully as possible, keeping the family house a continued hub where everyone can gather.
And when Bossy’s friends inquire in a perplexed and surprisingly annoyed way why Bossy’s car is always in her sister mercy I thought you moved out driveway, Bossy will continue to answer in this way:
In the very near future Bossy may have the finances to set up a parallel homestead within a pleasing proximity. But until such time, Bossy will continue to haunt her family house, prompting it to live and breathe in a big, odd, happy, evolving family way.