He needs to think. A friend lends him a car and he drives north to a Christian Community’s centre. He enjoys uncomplicated companionship.
One of the staff spends a lot of time listening, just allowing him to open up and get things off his chest.
The baby growing in his wife’s womb has an Afro-Caribbean father…there will be no hiding the circumstances, even if they wanted to. It’s not just a matter of what people will say and think…has he got what it takes to carry on and go this extra mile in the already unstable relationship?
There are no words of comfort. His listening host has experience of another situation similar to his own…
“They have survived, but it’s been incredibly painful and hard, and they’re not out of the woods yet.”