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goobster  ·  82 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 29, 2018

The pattern repeats again.

A friend begins posting much more prolifically on social media. Lots of selfies. Doing things with the kid(s). Lunch/dinner with friends.

Within a week, the absence of their Significant Other from the photos and posts becomes conspicuous.

This continues for 2-3 months.

Then the email comes... "Friends, it is with heavy hearts, and much love, that ______ and I have decided to end our marriage/relationship, and go our own ways..."

The pattern has been 100% accurate so far.

Just got the latest email yesterday.

I'm counting the days before the next two announcements come out. They are both due.

All of these splits are couples that have been married/together - usually with kids - for more than 10 years.

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A friend had her baby yesterday at home, in a tub in the middle of her living room, with no pain killers, in about 5 hours.

Another friend is due.

And a lovely couple I know from the Burningman community just became grandparents.

Life: It goes on.