I am a 45 yr old gay ex-married man. I was married for 22 1/2 yrs. Our divorce was a very friendly divorce. We had two small children at home at the time of divorse. The children are the joy of my life! They truly are my reason for being.
I had been out to my ex-wife and some of my family and friends for about 9 yrs prior to the divorce. The reason we stayed together is that we wanted a two parent household to raise the boys in. We are friends in every sense of the word. We love each other but have realized that we can no longer stay together as a couple.
The reason we got together in the first place is that I was sure that I could get past the whole gay thing, and in fact, was convinced I was over it. I had been told if I prayed long and hard enough it would go away (lies, lies, I tell you (grin)),
So here I was a little over 22 yrs later, attending GAMMA meetings and I finally had a life I could call my own. That life led to a new one.
I am now married to a wonderful man. We have been together almost 3 yrs now.
Not everyone who comes to GAMMA is as fortunate as I have been, but this I can tell you this, GAMMA has been a godsend for my sanity! Our children see a much happier me now that I have a totally satisfying home life and GAMMA played a significant role in getting me there.