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So. Um. Huh.


This is not an entry I particularly wanted to write, but since it'd be weird if I didn't--I record so many details of my life, and it'd be pretty obvious eventually if I was leaving it out--it looks like James and I are splitting.

Yeah, kinda sucks.

We're doing a trial seperation first. It's all very amicable and almost desperately congenial, nobody's really at fault, but, well....we had a bunch of good years, we got each other's careers started, and I've got no regrets. Still, we're both obsessive workaholics, and after awhile we just grew apart. We're great partners on the practical stuff, but eventually that's not gonna keep stuff going. So we'll take a few months, get the finances worked out, and I'll find a place of my own and...guess we'll see where life takes us after that. I'm not sure if I can make a living on my own on art and writing, but I'll give it a damn good try, and more than that, one cannot expect from life.

I'm alternating between calm and wrecked, as one might expect. Still, I'm taking it pretty well. The nice thing about the axe falling is that you're not worrying about whether the axe is going to fall.

So...well, there we are.

Funny the way life goes, sometimes. But as Grandma used to say--"This, too, shall pass."

I know this is probably lost in the flood of comments you got on this post... But I just want to give you a virtual hug. There's nothing I can say or do... Other than I feel for you...

You have my sympathy and know that I wish both you and James the best of luck. Relationships work in unusual ways. Take things easy and remember if you need anything there are a lot of us out here that care.

I'm shocked and saddened for you both. Everyone has said it, too... how balanced you both seemed to be, together. I can only say that I am sending hopes that things work out well for you both, with as little pain as possible, and that this change only leads to greater growth in good directions for you both.
(((hugs))) and - yes, to echo the others - we gotta start buying to help Ursula make money!

Ursula, I'm terribly sorry to hear about what you're going through--it was a real shock to read it. Though I can't imagine what it's like, my heart goes out to you. You've been my favorite artist for a number of years, and I wish you the best of luck.

I remember reading once that sometimes, when it seems like things are falling apart, maybe they're just falling into place. That's always comforted me a little during difficult times.

Ursula, condolences and best wishes on getting through this. I hope amicable means with less growling and name-calling than un-amicable; we always hurt the ones we love the worst...just try to remember that it isn't easy for either person.

I'm so sorry to hear that. I wish you both the best.

I'm really sorry to hear that.



Oh man, I'm sorry to hear that. I'm glad it's amicable, and I hope all the rough spots in your life have that bright spot.

I've been reading your livejournal since a year or two (and I've read the rest during a few days of boredom, and I look forward to every new page of Digger, and every painting, and book, and things :-) ), and now I just have to delurk and tell you how sorry I am, how I wish you two the best, even though you have heard that quite a few times before. How I wish I had something to say/do to make you feel better! Well, I did want to buy some prints, I'll have to see about that :-) . Hm, actually I want to buy every original, but that's just wishful thinking, I fear.
By the way, thank you for sharing your grandmother's saying, I've adopted it. Glancing to the right, I find my physics-materials lying on the table. They stare accusingly at me: "Study! Study!". I mutter: This too shall pass - I'll get through the studying and the panicking and the exam!
Now I'm going to make myself a nice cocoa and hope its chocolaty goodness somehow crosses the ocean and comforts you :-) .
Manuela (manubot@web.de)
P.S.: If you want to visit Germany, our house has a guestroom *g*.

Completely off-topic, but are you the German Manuela who does digital scrapbooking designs?

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Adding to the flood of posts. Sorry to hear things have come out this way. You guys are both such cool people that you just seemed to naturally go together. I'm glad to hear it's amicable but it still can't be easy on both of you. Best wishes to both of you...oh yes and the cats too. Give them lots of extra pets as they're lives are going to be changing too...though I suspect Athena will be glad to see the last of Ben:)

Well, that sucks, but I figure it wouldn't be happening if it weren't ultimately going to be best for both of you. Best wishes.

Que sera, sera. I hope that no matter how it turns out, that you are happy in the end.


So sorry to hear that.

Hard time.

God bless - like everyone else, thinking/praying for you both.

Meh. Glad it's going amicably, but it sucks, and I'm sorry.