I’m proud I was a divorcee in my twenties

At first it was difficult finding the words. I’d meet new people, smile and exchange chit-chat about what we did for a living. Then I’d wait for the dreaded question: Are you married? I was 27, had just separated and was about to get divorced. I couldn’t bring myself to say the words out loud. So I never did. If people ever asked about my marital status, I’d hastily change the subject.

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