At what stage in your life did you realize, “I can’t do this anymore,” and walk out?

  • At what stage in your life did you realize, “I can’t do this anymore,” and walk out?

Quora asked this question…about my moment of insight

When and why did I walk out and why?

I reached that critical point a few months after my Medicare card arrived…after 47.5 years of marriage…four days after a walk on the boardwalk to watch a dazzling sunset, a wildly intimate weekend where we toasted to starting over after his most recent affair. Again.

Four days after that weekend he charged dinner with his girlfriend to his credit card and I mustered the courage to look at the online statement. Always could. Never had. I didn’t snap, I shifted lanes, gears and direction. I squared my shoulders and walked out.

It may be the last trimester of my life, but I determined to change not him, but me. Through studying, writing and publishing a revealing, sassy memoir, LEAVING YOU…for me, I healed. Day by day, year by year.

That was four and half years ago. I’ll be seventy in four months and am having the time of my life. I have a yoga class this evening, a Meetup group happy hour tomorrow night, boating the bays near San Diego with a group of 12 the next day…and so it goes. I keep both a paper and online calendar to keep up.

It’s never too late to begin again.

My best wishes to all.

Alex Delon

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