It seemed their ‘relationship’ was over.
For the first in so many years, Tricia reflected on Oliver Morris. The last time she had this kind of retrospective/analysis was three years after she left him.
Left him because of his violence and abuse.
She hadn’t examined the relationship as she ought right after leaving. She hadn’t gotten the useful counselling or even read a book about domestic violence.
She knew, from some half recalled toss away remark, that when you come out of a relationship it takes approximately the same amount of time one was in it to actually get out of it.
She had been married to Ollie for three years, nine months and twenty seven days.
After three years had passed, during a quiet pause, she had gone over every moment of their marriage.