Thanks Alan and thank you also for all the support given by you and your team to Tanya and I.
I'm happy with the results even though I believe this is not the end...................
From my side, I have done a lot of reflecting, lamenting and even regretting the things that happened during our breakup. Unfortunately I was powerless to protect my children from the pain they were going to endure. I was also powerless to save the marriage because I was too focused on the anger inside me ......... the anger at the person I placed so much faith in for over 20 years, only to be so completely deceived by her.
However, I was extremely fortunate to have met you, and have the benefit of your calmness and guidance throughout. You kept me from allowing the anger to take control, and ensured we made calm, rational decisions at every stage.
Life is good at the moment. The children seem to be flourishing, they are overall, doing quite well. They are strengthening the bonds between them and the extended family, and are starting to mature into young adults.
Divorce is not an experience any of us wish for. No one enters into a long term relationship genuinely considering what might happen if it came to an end. Thanks to endless romance novels, fairy tales and Hollywood blockbusters we learn early in life that marriage is ‘forever’.