In Virginia we don’t have a legal separation; however, in order for a couple with no children to divorce after only 6 months, they do need a separation agreement. This can be a simple piece of paper saying they agree to live separately and have divided their property equitably. Today that document was signed by both myself and Mr. Mess.
He chose the located Starbucks as the meeting place, and texted me with no notice that he was going to be there for 30 minutes if I wanted to meet him. I zoomed over, paper in hand.
When I walked through the door I saw him sitting at a table with a laptop. I don’t remember him looking so old. The gray in his scraggly, untrimmed facial hair was incredibly obvious. His hair was sticking in funny directions. His face was drawn. I sat down, passed some things across to him, and in less than 5 minutes it was done!
I left smiling ear to ear and fighting an urge to jump, squeal, and run around like a crazy person screaming “I’m almost free” at the top of my lungs. :) I’m on my way to divorce and couldn’t be happier.