I took my wedding ring off this evening. I won't be putting it back on. This is not awesome.
What is awesome: the realization that things are going to be ok. My wife will, in 18 months or so, no longer legally be my wife. We're going to act as if it's the case sooner than that. We'll always be partners though, in terms of the continued raising of our child. Both of us grew up with divorced parents who gave us shining examples of how not to do things. Lessons learned, we move on. Sooner than later we'll have to sit our daughter down and explain to her what's happening. ripping her world in half doesn't seem like a good idea, but keeping things as they are is probably worse. Kids aren't stupid and she's no exception. She already gets most of it. It'll be fine. We redefine our family and move on. So much the better.
Sorry to lay this on Sabrespace, but I have no place else at this exact moment...
Very saddened to read that. Wishing you the best getting through this troubling time.