I was married to the same woman for 23 years until she walked out. I. blamed myself initially but realized she had poisoned our friends against me, taking her side on things. I. was an outcast with our friends, but instead of wallowing in pain, I. did some soul searching to find out what happened in our marriage and how I. was responsible for it for falling apart. I. realized my mistakes, and I. sleep better today than I. did those first few months. I. was a good husband, but my ex-wife wanted things her way or no way.
Once I. realized it, I. no longer felt the pain of the loss. I. was just enjoying my newfound freedom and life. I. even went back to school to earn a degree at my age.