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  • Lauren walked into the room upset. This was no small surprise. Lauren was almost always upset. It was who she was. While bothersome at the very least, those around her grew used to her anger. And to grab the attention she was originally meant to receive, she simply upped her game.

    Again.

    And again.

    And again.

    So it should have come as no surprise the actions she took roughly a week after she returned home as a patient at the Behavioral Health Hospital. Announcing to the entire family in her grandiose fashion, with her parents and all children present (including those from her first marriage), that she wanted to divorce her husband. Yes, he was present too.

    Many discussions followed in the weeks to come. Lauren insisting that the divorce was what was best and Bill attempting to salvage a train wreck of a marriage for the sake of his children. The arguments went the same until a friend told Bill this simple statement: "You can't argue with crazy."

    It seemed sad that others could so easily dismiss a marriage, even Bill's friends, although recognizing the impact this would have on his children. At times it made him argue that much more, but sadly one day he realized his friends were telling the truth. Cold though it may be.

    When you're in full possession of a sane mind, don't assume that others operate in the same space. It's a sad lesson to learn. But even sanity has a fog about her.
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