I’ve been really quiet lately.  Its not because I don’t have a lot to say, its because I don’t know how to say what probably is the most important thing in my world now — I’m separating from Shaun.

I love Shaun (not loved, present tense, love).  Shaun is an incredibly important person to me and I care about him deeply.  He’s just not the right person to be my husband, nor am I the right person to be his wife (if you’re single and female and looking, Shaun would make an awesome boyfriend / partner / husband, I can provide references).   We are approaching the separation and divorce collaboratively (wow, that sounds like a buzz word) and right now things between us are good, probably better than they’ve been in a long time.

Looking back,  I don’t in any way regret marrying Shaun.  In fact I compared him to Dartmouth, a really important time in my life, but a place from which I have moved on and grown.  As far as what the future holds, who knows.  I’ve found someone who I care about deeply and who I connect with on more levels than I can articulate.  While I an open about most everything, this is one place, one topic, one issue, that for the time being, I need a little privacy.

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Kelly Burns Gallagher

mccarter english employment litigator / oiselle team runner / coeur sports triathlete / sonic endurance coach & race director / witsup.com writer / dartmouth '02 / emorylaw '05


onecrazypenguin · June 9, 2015 at 12:46 pm

I’m sorry for this difficult time in your life. Hopefully both you and Shaun can find happiness on the other side and continue to have a good, positive relationship as you described.

kathy · June 9, 2015 at 4:38 pm

Ouch – hugs – never easy but it happens and you know in your heart when it is time to move on….

Nicole · June 9, 2015 at 5:17 pm

I’m so sorry you’re going through this. I happen to be in the old neighborhood if you want to hang. Much love to the Puffy to my Biggie.

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