"I am tired of trying to hold things together that cannot be held. Trying to control what cannot be controlled. I am tired of denying myself what I want for fear of breaking things I cannot fix. They will break no matter what we do."
"Some men don’t know what it means to stay.
They’ve watched their mothers leave every morning,
and their fathers leave every night.
We think, maybe that’s where they learned their disappearing act.
But I know women who’ve lived their entire lives in empty homes,
and the absence has taught them something else."