An acquaintance of mine met with her divorce attorney today to begin the sad proceedings that will bring her marriage to an end. Included in the informational packet that she received was an article entitled Two Divorces Too Many, which was written by me.
About five years ago, I published the article as an op-ed in the Hartford Courant, and it was picked up by the Washington Post-LA Times wire service and published in newspapers and magazines around the country. You can still find it online today, in many newspaper archives, and on the websites of some parenting and family magazines.
The piece really got around.
So much so, in fact, that this attorney has apparently made it part of the material that he distributes to clients. And by a stroke of luck, I found out.
Luck, I say, because one never knows how his or her words will be used once they are sent out in the world. Believe me. I know this first hand.
Discovering that a divorce attorney is distributing my piece in hopes that it might provide his clients with some perspective on a difficult situation warms my heart.