Having witnessed the eventual breakup of my parents' marriage and seen friends and relatives alike go through this awful process, it was always my conviction that it would not be so for myself. I told myself I would find someone who I really loved, and cheerfully stick with them my whole life.
Sadly, my dream was shattered when Fiona decided she needed to be with her special friend Julia, and so we were divorced. Following this, I got together with my very dear lifetime friend Liz, and we were convinced that such a longstanding friendship was the basis for an excellent loving marriage.
Sad to say, such was not the case. Whilst I have a huge amount of love in my heart for Liz, it has become clear in the short time we have been together, there is no way we can successfully live together as man and wife.
To those of you who questioned whether it was wise for me to move on so quickly from Fiona, feel free to wear your "I told you so" T-shirts for a while. I certainly wouldn't blame you. That said, had the relationship really been right, I believe any problems caused by the quick change could have been overcome.