"I can't wait to move!" My youngest son told me this morning.
"I can't wait either." said my oldest son. chimed in.
"Will Mom and AJ move in while we are at camp?" my daughter asked.
If all goes well, K and AJ expect to close on the new house while I am on vacation with the kids. I don't know if K will actually move while I am gone, but I would not be surprised if I came back to find half the house cleared out. I don't expect she will take more than she needs and I don't think she will take the things I need.
K has made a point to telling the kids I will be over at the new house a lot. She has told them I will be there most days after work for dinner and may stay until bed time some days. That will keep my connection to the kids, and really to her too.
But I am also realizing that I will have a lot of time alone. It's not that I don't have all kinds of things to do, I do. It's just that I have not been alone for any length of time, well, really ever. The closest thing was when I lived in a single room in the dorms in college. Even then I had lots of friends and fraternity brothers to hang out with.
Overall I don't think it will be so bad. I don't really know what to expect, but I know it will be an adjustment that is outside my experience.
I am gay man in his 40's who was married for 18 years to a straight woman, who is still my very best friend. We have 4 children together. She is now remarried and we still want to be supportive of each other and make a stable family for our kids.
Cast of Characters
Jim: That's me
K: The wonderful woman I married in 1993. We divorced in November 2011, and she is still my best friend.
T: My ex-boyfriend. We were together from 2008 to 2013. He is still an important person in my life.
AJ: K's new husband. They got married December 2011.
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