Moving back to my hometown has allowed me the privilege of getting back in touch with some childhood friends in person…in November for example, the kids and I had a playdate with a childhood girlfriend, her kids and one of our classmates whom I haven’t seen in 18ish years. We were connected through Facebook, but not in person.
I have also been in touch with others I knew growing up who, ironically, have very similar stories to mine: moved back to small town after our respective marriages dissolved. A letter to those with a similar story to mine would include that we are awesome (just a bit of validation there!), that we’ll come out on top, and to not let the negatives from our marriages and post-marriage get us down.