We were not one of those couples who would spend most of their free time together.
We were not one of those couples who, when not together, couldn’t wait to see each other again.
We were not one of those couples you would expect to ever be a couple.
And because we were not one of those couples, I didn’t think there would be much decoupling to be done.
But we were that couple who deeply cared for each other, in ways that I am only slowly starting to fully appreciate.
When I decide about what next steps to take, be they big or small, and I am honest and true to myself in doing so, I invariably end up going for what she would have wanted me to do.
Thus her caring for me continues, just like my caring for her continues by telling her story and honouring the gift that she has given me.
Decoupling is a lot harder than I thought it would be, but this is in part because not everything needs to be decoupled.
Because we were that kind of couple.
We are that kind of couple.