My Gym friend and I walked out of the Gym, to be welcomed by a slight drizzle and soft breeze. We got into the car, and rolled the windows down. Radio One was playing some catchy Bollywood song. I did not want to stop driving, it was just the kind of weather to make you wish to finish all your outdoors jobs. We wanted to basically gallivant.
This friend is one amazing woman. Can't believe she spent the whole of last year fighting for mobility and pain relief. Almost the whole of last year she spent walking in and out of hospitals. Regular, supervised exercises and lots of determination has totally cured her.
A good amount of her troubles were caused by the emotional stress caused by her unpredictable, short tempered, violent and abusive husband. She walked out of her marriage.Her husband is in the same city and their only child spends weekends with his dad.
At first I thought and assumed that she was 'hoping things will work out and they will get back together', we all love happy endings, and what other happy ending was possible? But I realised I was SO wrong! She was happy, she was really content ALONE. She does not want another man in her life.
She loves the freedom from unhappiness and physical pain. She lives with her mother, who dotes upon her (her father died many years ago). She enjoys her job, she enjoys her classical dancing classes, she has a busy life, a loving family, close friends and a determination to live her life. And to live it on her own terms. Seeing her so happy reinforces my belief that good, happy Singledom is as good as a Happy Marriage and a million times better than an abusive marriage.
Adding this link I found on Mad Momma's blog, it's about singledom.
Here's another link which talks about how singledom can be a fairy tale ending!