Thursday, June 18, 2009

Rules of Disengagement

I met Mr. Ex last evening so we could go to the bank that houses our still surviving joint checking account & deposit our tax return check & then divide the booty. A pleasant encounter in the cornucopia of post-divorce interactions. Or not.

Here are my Rules for Chatting with an Ex-Wife (that you lied to and cheated on and dumped without an ounce of compassion while nearly destroying two beloved daughters as well):
1. Don't mention the new baby you are about to have--especially while emphasizing the word "son."
2. Don't mention the new baby's ultrasound and how great a photo it is.
3. Don't mention that the new baby is kicking a lot and that the new wife is complaining about it.
4. Don't ask if our babies kicked a lot.
5. Don't say the word "baby."  At all.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Still Together

Someone once told me that one doesn't have to stay married forever, but once you're divorced, you're divorced forever. I didn't get it then. But I do now.
It seems there's always something I need to transact with Mr. Ex. This week, it's the tax refund check made out to both of us, and another financial matter. And I want to ask him if he'll take the dogs while I'm out of town next week (yes, I still have a compulsion to get out of L.A. despite my current romance.) And then there's the fact that his Direct TV account has mistakenly got my mailing address instead of his.
Barely a week goes by, and there's something I have to talk to him about. And then I get irritated, because I hate the sound of his voice so I email him to avoid actually talking to him. But he doesn't get back to me. So I email him again. 
Divorced forever.