One Is The Loneliest Number

October 4, 2007

As we come closer to ending the year 2007, it seems divorce is everywhere now. No one is immune to the legal headache of saying goodbye to what you thought was the love of your life.

I don’t know about you, but when I think of happy people, I picture a couple holding hands and riding their unicycles together through a park; with the wind blowing through their hair – and The Turtles singing “Happy Together” emanating from their ipods.

Yes brothers, I have some sad news to report. The wheels of divorce are turning ever so faster (pun intended) in the unicycle community as we speak. These happy-go-lucky gents that wave at us as they whiz by on the park sidewalks (leaving our kids giggling with amazement) are facing a ride to the dark end of the street. It’s not gonna be much fun going to the Circus and watching heartbroken and unfocused unicyclists dropping their juggling pins.

Brothers, take some time today and visit the Unicyclist community forum and spread your verbal love. You’ll be glad you did. We are all brothers in the eyes of the law.

Take a moment and stretch your hand out to:

Trumpetmonster, he writes:

“I’ve been with my wife for over ten years (married for just over four years) and I found out two months ago that my wife was seeing someone online… and then in person. I filed for divorce and I was just wondering how many others on these forums have been divorced or are going through one right now. How do you keep your sanity when something like this happens?”

puresyn lends some support to trumpetmonster:

Hey bro, I’ve been there on both ends. Wasn’t wife, but fiance. Things happen for a reason, and perhaps this is the universe to set you free to find another. That’s what I kept telling myself and it seemed to help take the edge off.

Later I found another girl, and we were together for almost 3 years until last week when she finally had to go back home to Japan for good. Sadly, I found out 2 months ago out that she knew how to unicycle also.

I try to ride around and or tinker with my unicycles when I miss her. It seems to help a bit. I am very sorry for your loss. Good luck to you.”

Sarin offers up some moral support also:

“I’d personally take this time of sorrow to buy yourself something nice……perhaps that new unicycle that you’ve always wanted.”

And Jerrick chimes in:

“Unicycles wont leave you for another…”

podzol quips:

“Been there. Joining the circus is the sweetest revenge, especially if you join it with your kids and it tours Bolivia soon.”

BillyThe Mountain (Happy Wal-Mart Employee) adds some keen insight:

“And like your unicycle, which was shiny and new at the beginning, relationships need maintenance.

Odds are a unicycle that breaks down had some inherent flaws, or the maintenance was neglected… … even if my unicycle was never designed to last a lifetime (planned obscelence ala Veblen), if i’m careful in choosing one and give it proper maintenance, i might be able to make it last. same with marriage.

Mikefule seems to have the perfect words to close out our post:

“Wow, what a deeply personal thread. So just a gentle reminder to everyone that what you post here can be read by strangers and friends alike, not only today, but in a year or two years, or more. Sometimes the semi-anonymous nature of the web makes us reveal more than we ought to.”

For you my brothers…

When you’re weary, feeling small,
When tears are in your eyes, I will dry them all;
I’m on your side. when times get rough
And friends just cant be found,
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down.

- Simon and Garfunkel: Bridge Over Troubled Water

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4 Responses to “One Is The Loneliest Number”

  1. Curiepoint on October 25th, 2007 11:50 am

    I wonder if, as the numbers of us who go through divorce increase, this will become the norm of living. I know that it’s really going that way already and seems unstoppable…but perhaps when it becomes the norm, the pain expressed in this post will be dulled. As it is, whatever heartache an individual experiences out of divorce, it seems to pass much quicker than expected. Perhaps we will reach a point where it won’t hurt at all.

    Once marriage becomes extinct, then maybe we can just live without the invevitable pain.

  2. Anarchiste on November 6th, 2007 10:32 am

    I know a man who got kicked out of his own house, was accused of child molestation on his own daughter. He went through all the pains that so many are familiar with. For his good fortune, he joined a Men’s Rights Association and after a bitter battle with a defective justice system and having spent more than $100K, he got his home back and sole custody of his daughter.

    His ex-wife bit the dust. The pain has alleviated and everything is back in order for the victim (the man). So, there is hope, but you must be prepared to : 1-Pay a hefty sum of money and 2- Fight like a dog.

  3. Fred on December 22nd, 2007 2:39 pm

    I was married for 24 years. My wife had affairs, and flaunted them,drunk all of the time, would not work. When I finally filed for divorce, the best deal I could get was: keep half of my assets, and now have to pay her a large marital punishment tax for 10 years. Now she can have her boyfriends, not work full time, and party all she wants…and I have to pay for it all. Something is wrong with this country. I do not EVER want to marry again. In my case, one is the happiest number.

  4. Luck on January 25th, 2008 11:35 am

    I’ve been divorced for a year now. I’m finding most women are pretty much the same with a slightly different tune. Most suffer from the grass is always greener syndrome or my fav, I can’t get my way I’m leaving syndrome. I’m lucky my wife took her stuff, I kept mine, no lawyers except the one that drew up the separation agreement. We still get along and even she has said “If I were you I wouldn’t marry again”. My new motto is, stop on by, do the deed, clean up if your feeling generous and good bye. I’m in my mid 30′s, making good money, lots of time off and couldn’t be happier. Scott Bao 46 and single pretty much says it all.

Did you know there is someone right now in willing to cheat on their spouse to have fun with you?

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