A Message For My Brother, Michael

siblingsSo, this week, my brother wrote An Open Letter to My Now Ex-Wife on his blog, Cheshpo.com. It was super beautiful, poignant, and for me, glaring proof that even his divorce was classier than my whole marriage was. 🙂

My brother and I each had long marriages, about 20 years, and there is an extra layer of grief that goes with losing someone you’ve spent so much time with. It was something in common I wish we didn’t have.

Recently, during a conversation with my father, I told him the one cool thing about my break-up was just how it had all the elements of the best soap operas — affairs, addictions, motorcycle clubs, crime-ridden ghetto living, public blogs, homelessness, and so much more. It even had a kick-ass soundtrack, thanks to Youtube. I guess if you have to go through something so awful, having a crazy story to tell about it helps.

I know Michael needs some space to heal right now. However, in a few years, we are definitely going to play the My Break-Up Sucked Worse Than Yours, And Here’s Why game because we are still competitive siblings who like to win at everything we do, even tasteless stuff like this.  🙂

Seriously, though, Mike. We are thinking of you here in the most dangerous city in America, and we hope you are doing well. We love you.

~ Bird



11 responses to “A Message For My Brother, Michael”

  1. Definitely I know what it feels like, I had to almost curl up and die or get up and dust myself of and walk away from a long disastrous marriage.Mine was 35yrs. My heart goes out to you both on everyone has a story

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