Hi stu. Hope your ok.
Another here where my marriage fell apart and didn't end well. l could live with that but the thought of my daughter not having her family in tact made me sick to the stomach. At first l wanted to save the family so badly , wasn't sure about the marriage , and life was as depressing as it gets. 2-3yrs l really hated this new part time dad life but l was feeling better on the most. Even enjoying being single. later on a yr or 2 became interested in women again and met a few then a new gf and now the lady lm with now.
Weirdest thing , ex w was in my lounge just last night picking up my daughter, haven't stood beside her in 5 yrs now. We talk all the time daughter stuff but not in person. Seeing her again though last night, so strange - but not regrets and def' no envy pf her new hubby. She is a good person but on that front now no way known l'd swap my lady now or even if l was single life soooo, there's light at the end of the tunnel. You just never know what's in stall or round the next corner later on , even after the 2 or 3 yrs of hell l went through , things get better and new things happen , and you even start loving singlehood , it's sooooo much easier and drama free , - if it does stay that way.
ps , wish l had your name , stu . always wanted a name like that. rx