An excerpt from Susan McGee’s personal diary…
January 24th 2013
I woke up this morning with a headache after getting drunk again last night. I don’t know why I can’t seem to get my life in order. After I finally got out of bed, I got in the shower, hoping to feel better, but instead I got sick. Ever since Matt told me he wanted to get a divorce, I have felt so depressed. I understand, I mean, we never get along anymore. Why would he want to continue to be with me? Still, I wish things had turned out differently.
I have a plan though, a plan to get him back. I will get a job. I will stop getting drunk. I will get a membership to the gym and hopefully lose some weight. I will focus on getting my life together, and I will show him that I love him.
March 2nd 2013
I got a job and I got my first paycheck! I am on the right track now. I even got a phone call the other day from, guess who? Matt! He said he got a letter in the mail addressed to me so I went to his house to pick it up. When I got there he was sitting at the dining room table with a bottle of red wine. I told him I had quit drinking and he commented on how good I looked. I think I really got his attention.
He asked me if I would like to get some dinner some time, “just as friends,” he said. But I got the feeling he misses me and wants to get back together. I hope I hope I hope that I am getting the right impression!
May 13th 2013
Matt and I have been seeing each other at least once a week for the past couple of months and things have gotten much better. He even asked me to go on a trip with him! I think we have officially patched things up. We haven’t even had one fight! We are getting along wonderfully!
June 3rd 2013
We got on the plane at 10:00 a.m. We were dreaming of getting tans on the beaches of Hawaii. When we got to the island, we got a car a map and then got some lunch. I could really get used to the weather here! It is beautiful! After lunch we went sightseeing and I got some great pictures. In the evening, we started to get tired, so we got a room at one of the hotels near the ocean. After we unpacked, we got room service and Matt got down on one knee and told me he wanted annul the divorce. He asked me to marry him again, to start over. I got teary eyed and said yes!
Written by Stephanie Cariker
Director at English in Rosario