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  • Three and a half years ago the world overwhelmingly and amazingly fell into place. She found her soul mate. After the divorce, she didn't even think of herself as a woman, just a mother and an employee. She had to do well in her career so her son could have the life he would have had in a two income family. Being a good mother to that beautiful child was her only focus.

    But life changes suddenly and reconnecting with an old flame had awakened everything in her she had forgotten. She fell hard for this man who seemingly walked right into the image in her mind of the man who would be her partner for life. He was not at all the boy she had known, and he had never stopped loving her. The exhilaration and encompassing warmth she felt from being completely and truly in love could only be experienced with no inhibitions and complete vulnerability. He was her future, her whole life. She was lost in this love, like never before.

    Being completely vulnerable can be such a freeing and dreamy place to live but sadly, the pain that comes when you are there; it changes a person. She doesn't believe in soul mates anymore.

    As she drove away that final day, down this road expertly lined with the colors of fall; not the end of the life of the leaf, but a simple transition of nature, it became clear that what she thought was her destination turned out to be just another stop along her journey.
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