My Marriage Fell Apart the Day the Dog Died

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4 min readDec 10, 2021

Have you heard the adage that married life begins again when the last child leaves home and the dog dies? Or have you heard people say they moved to a new house without a forwarding address so their adult children could not find them and move back home? Both possibilities are in doubt.

Several years ago I called a friend to check on him. I asked him jokingly how many of his three adult…

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