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I took my mom here the day I informed her of the impending split between Matt and I. She took it well, better than I expected. She made me laugh with her first remark being, "Well, it makes me wonder who found somebody else." I assured her that these things happen for a multitude of reasons, that he and I intend to remain close and caring. She went off on a different track not long after, much to my relief.
Certainly a lot of this process has been dealing with my own emotions over the transition, but a good portion of my concern has been about how others will deal with it. A couple is never just a couple and the ties ripple out to many people. We're fortunate that we've worked through a lot of stuff over the past several months and not only we, but everyone seems to be okay. I'm happy to finally be (for the most part) at a place of acceptance and compassion. This is truly a lesson for being in the moment, letting go of the tangled web of the past and entering into the future with positive steps.