Jamal and his wife had been married for seven years when they decided to divorce. They didn’t have children.
What I wish I had known:
That while at the time I felt very alone, there were actually so many other people I didn’t realise had been through something similar.
The low point:
This would have been the time I spent in limbo in terms of my living arrangements. I was back and forth, with friends, and having to plan and work around all of this.
The certainty I did the right thing:
The fact that I am newly married now, and in a state of happiness I’d never even known of before.
The one thing I would do differently:
I’m not sure that I have an answer for this. My ex and I tried to make sure that we could go through the process with the minimum of conflict and disagreement. I was careful to be as sensitive as I could be, and I’m not sure that there was anything more either of us could have done to improve the situation and process.