My name is Kathy. I live in the same small city I grew up in. I grew up with the same small set of friends-one of which is Dan. Right after ending our junior year, we began dating and moved in with each other right after high school. We married at 20 and had our first child-Athena-shortly after. We went through a bad patch 5yrs in and ultimetly marriage counseling saved our marriage. We had our second child-Joey-five years ago. We bought a house right after his birth. Sadly we recently lost our home which was a big stress factor on us. We found a very nice place to live 2 months ago. Fou weeks ago, Dan broke. He told me he couldn't handle "this" and needed out. He is struggling with depression. He has started therapy and is working on getting well. Last night, he came to the house to gets clothes for the children and was obviously upset. It turns out he found a place for him to move into and was terrified to tell me. I went him to see his new place. We then took some time to actually talk. We agree on how we will raise the kids being apart.We agree on terms if this seperation ends in divorce. We agree on bills. We agree on everything-even the fact that we don't want the end (possible end) of our marriage to also end our friendship. My good friend thinks it is odd but we aren't bitter/angry/etc towards each other. We are saddened that this chaptor in our lives may be ending. I know it isn't normal for couple to have their relationships end or come to an end like this but it feels right. Is that odd??
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