Nicole, first I’m sorry you’re going through this difficult time in your life and I know it’s certainly not easy. I too, watched my marriage implode while I was overseas where she left for someone else. That’s what made the time in Iraq harder, so I understand the pain and emotions involved. Yet I’m glad this piece has encouraged you and shown you that despite the bad, something good can come from this. I think a lot of people forget that when we look back at the moments that have made us the strongest, it’s been the ones that have been the hardest. As Hemingway put it: “The world breaks everyone… and afterward many are strong in the broken places.

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