with Angella Dykstra
I'm a mom of three, a professional accountant, and an amateur photographer and writer. I am not a marriage expert. But my husband and I take "Til death do us part" seriously, and here I'll be sharing how we keep our marriage strong while we both do that insane work-life juggle.
Check out my Work It, Mom! profile and my blog, Dutch Blitz.
A few weeks ago I emailed a friend to thank her for a professional opportunity she had set me up with. In the midst of our email exchange, she told me that she and her husband had recently separated. I did not know exactly what to say, so I said what came naturally.
She wrote back to thank me for saying the perfect thing. So many people had asked her, “What went wrong?” or “What happens now?” All I could think to say was that I was sorry, and she appreciated it.
Saying sorry is not meant to imply that anyone failed or anything. It’s just that the thought of those two who became one…now becoming two again is a little heartbreaking. And I’m not even part of the equation.
This past week I found out that another friend of mine had been betrayed horribly. I am so proud of her for standing up for herself and not accepting second place in her husband’s heart. That being said, I am still sad that what started out so full of love and hope has taken such a drastic turn.
I told her that I was in awe of her strength and courage. Then I said the words that sum up all that I am feeling for her.
I’m sorry. And I love you.
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