By Barbara Delinsky
Every little thing Claire Raphael has she's earned. On her personal. The challenging method. She outfitted her part-time company up from not anything and made it winning via her mind's eye, creativity, and difficult paintings. She has nice young ones and Dennis, a husband she loves thoroughly. Then, one night, whilst Claire returns from a tricky work trip, Dennis palms her divorce papers in addition to a courtroom order to vacate their condominium. Claire is devastated. She had no inspiration her marriage used to be on the point of catastrophe, that Dennis were making plans this ambush for weeks, if no longer months, or that her tense yet satisfied lifestyles was once approximately to come back crashing down round her. Claire does not recognize the place to show or whom to belief. yet in a number of brief weeks she learns what such a lot of ladies have needed to discover—that whilst the going will get tricky, a woman's as tricky as she should be.
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He says what he's doing is right. " "But how can he want custody of the kids? He's never been a full-time father. There were always too many other things he liked doing. Does he have any idea how full-time parenting will cramp his style? Or is he counting on you and Elizabeth baby-sitting? Where is he now? " Howard didn't answer. More tentatively, I asked, "Did he tell you the charges against me? " "They aren't true, Howard. You know me. " "No. I'm handling it. Dennis is the one who isn't. He should have been with us in Cleveland.
He had straight hair that was a mild pecan shade and receding at the part, had scars all over one knee and a pinkie that was permanently crooked. Twice a year he went into Boston's finest men's specialty store, bought a suit or two, a casual outfit or two, but he didn't agonize. On his time off, he wore old jeans and older plaid shirts. He was one of the least vain, most gorgeous men I knew. But I hadn't slept with him. So help me, God, I hadn't. Nor had I ever, ever lorded Brody's looks over Dennis.
That's what often happens in cases like this. The father uses custody of the kids as a bargaining chip. He agrees to give his wife custody, if she agrees to lower alimony. In your case, the situation is reversed. " "He can have it," I cried, because if that was all he wanted, the solution was a snap. I wasn't greedy. Having come from nothing, I prized basics over extras. I didn't give a hoot about things like diamonds and sports cars and the four-hundred-dollar boots that Dennis loved.