After the stress, accusations and acknowledgement requirements by barely husband, I made a point in distancing myself and keeping our contact to a minimum.
Every time he video called Raven, I made sure I was out of the picture, preferably in another room. When I dropped her off at his on Saturday, I left her at the building door. He came down to help her with her bag but I didn’t go in like I usually do. I didn’t want to chat.
I went straight back home and carried on with my life. MY life, doing things for my entertainment. Not having Raven around is still a downer but I made myself busy to avoid another downward spiral.
He dropped her off on Sunday and it was, once again, awkward. He came in for a coffee. I was civil, like I would be to any acquaintance. He picked some of his things that were still there and left.
When he called Raven the following day, I was around and somehow I ended up holding the phone, discussing politics and Brexit issues. Suddenly I saw tears in his eyes and he apologised. When I asked what for (I honestly didn’t know exactly what he was apologising for) he replied ‘For everything.’
I was taken aback by that. I didn’t know what to say. He continued on to say he was sorry for everything he had done to me and asked for forgiveness. I was still in shock and he begged me to forgive him.
I did. It doesn’t change anything between us but I hope he finds peace.