A late arrival into the world of social media, I nevertheless embraced it as a kind of escape.
And I did, pretty much, and I was perfectly fine - until suddenly I wasn't.
Mercifully, the kind and complicated man I was married to focused too.
I'd always heard that you have to work at a marriage.
I got to know – or as much as possible online – a couple of regular men, with whom I conducted tentative conversations that were thoughtful and sweet, and that only developed into something more suggestive after much respective vetting and, on my part, several glasses of red wine. That initial separation, I later learned, all but ensured I would never be able to successfully bond with her.
I'm in my mid-40s now, and our relationship remains every bit as complicated today.