It is just before Christmas. One year has passed since she first let on about her affair.
He has just finished clearing his life out of their family home, and relocating it to a small but cheerful room in a community house owned by a local Anglican church.
There is space in the house for his children, who only live a short distance away, to come for frequent stays…in fact, the house is almost equally spaced between his old home and their school.
Lying back on his bed and taking in his new space, he is surprised that amidst the sadness he is also feeling an amazing sense of release and relief. He feels safe again.
He’d better enjoy those feelings while they last…