As I packed up the rest of my stuff on Saturday and prepared to leave the house for the last time I reached out to a co worker. Her M ended last year after 11 years. She cant confirm an A but in a nutshell her H told her point blank that he didn't want to be married anymore. She's been an understanding friend and we talk at work occasionally.
I texted that, as a peer who has lived through packing up her belongings and moved from her marital home that I now can understand the pain she must've felt and that seeing her and the life she is building for herself was an inspiration to me and that I drew strength and comfort seeing her on the other side of the journey I am just beginning.
She didn't respond for a while. I thought she maybe misunderstood my message or it was maybe too mushy and she didn't want to deal with it. A few hours later she responded with the most beautiful words I have ever read:
"I know that you're going thru hell right now, but if anything I've said to you makes it easier or gives you strength then everything I have dealt with is worth it."
I barely know this person. Thank you JK