Alternate Reality: 7 Ways Divorce Would've Changed My Life

Photo by: Cody Coombs
Single Parenting
Casey would have moved back to Salt Lake City and I, having just passed the Indiana bar and started a job as an associate, would have likely remained in Indiana. ... more 
Photo by: Cody Coombs
Single Parenting
Casey would have moved back to Salt Lake City and I, having just passed the Indiana bar and started a job as an associate, would have likely remained in Indiana. Addie would have either stayed with me or she would have gone with Casey, but either way she would have spent long chunks of time with only one parent. I believe that it is difficult for the non-custodial parent in that type of a parenting relationship to have much of a relationship with the child.
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Mon, Sep 16, 2013 12:19 PM EDT

Back in 2009 when Casey pulled me to the side to tell me that she wanted a divorce, things could have easily turned out differently than how they did. Instead, we decided to give our marriage another chance and here we are living in Indiana as a pretty happy family. But every once in a while, I still catch myself looking at my surroundings and wondering how different my life would be right now if things had gone the other way back in 2009. What if Casey had decided I'd had enough chances to prove that I loved her? What if I decided the shock of her wishes for a divorce were too much to overcome? What if we had both decided there was no way to recover from what law school had put us through? Things would be very different right now, and I can't help but feel glad that we made the right decision. Click through for 7 ways divorce would've changed my life! -By Cody Coombs

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