Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who responded to the last post! Your comments made me cry (in a good way.) The weekend went as well as can be expected. My mom was actually very good in playing the supportive role. She mainly tried to get me to eat and sleep – two things which I had not been doing at all. She also killed my sewing machine so I had to go borrow one to finish the quilt top. I’m blaming her because it died while she was using it although we can’t figure out the actual cause of death. But had it died while I was so crazy emotional and I was here by myself I probably would have come totally unglued.

I met with the husband tonight for the first time since he left. We have talked on the phone. I think it was a productive talk. The unsettling this about this situation is that we both freely admit that we love each other. If there was anger and bitterness it would be so much clearer. We are trying to decide if staying together is possible or entirely the wrong decision. We talked about a lot of things that we need to think about and decided to meet next week to discuss the issues again.