Why The Spouse-Dumping Couple Agreed To Be In The Times

The female half of the spouse-dumping, Sunday-Styles-reader-scandalizing couple says, "We just wanted one honest account of how this happened for our sakes and for our kids' sakes...There was nothing in the story we were ashamed of."

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Pink Everlasting

I'm sorry, but all you judgey people are full of it. What should they have done?

Stayed in their marriages that they realized weren't as fulfilling as they thought for the sake of the kids, always wondeing "what if..."?

that's not good for the kids, or their spouse.

you can all go on thinking that you can force yourself to be happy in a marriage after you've met someone else, but that won't make it true.

you can all go on thinking that you'd be happy with a spouse who was secretly in love with someone else, but that won't make it true.

I would so much rather my husband leave me if he fell in love with someone else. I don't want to be second fiddle, and I don't want a partner that isn't putting in 110%.

I wouldn't want my kids to have a parent who was secretly not as happy as they could be, who settled because they were too gutless to chase their dream.

these people still love their kids. their kids were clearly pleased to be at their wedding.

I also love how you all make their former spouses out to be martyrs, like they were perfect, angellic saints who will never find love again.

Get over yourselves. Love is messy. Life is messy. Divorce is always messy and the kids always get hurt by it no matter what happens, so stop crying for the kids.

It's better to take a chance on love and happiness than to simply stick with what you've got. That's what I believe and that's what I intend to teach my kids. Whether through words, or action.

and I would want my kids to know that I am not ashamed that I took that chance and made hard decisions for love. I would want the world to know. I would want to let each and every one of you who is out there clutching your pearls and getting out the scarlet letters to know that it was worth it.