My previous husband and I went to marriage counseling before I admitted defeat. The one thing he proclaimed loudly, often, and pridefully was that he was exactly the same as when we married 25 years. “I haven’t changed one bit,” he boasted. And, that is exactly why I gave up.

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I was always a writer but lived in a bookkeeper’s body before I found Medium and broke free — well, almost. Working to work less and write more.

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