Master had His talk with Stripe. It went as well as could be expected, He said. He told me everything He could remember, they talked about a lot of things.
She wants to go, does not want to stay here and most importantly, does not want to split up the families. Her mother wants her to go because eventually she wants to retire to Florida and that would mean her family would be there.
Red may be what holds it all back. She says they are both aware of the job opportunities that are there for him. He is excited about that and the fact that there are a lot of BJJ gyms down there as well. But then he gets stubborn and says maybe they will stay here. There’s nothing else here for him or them. She knows that really he’s the one who’s actually holding all of us back from functioning better. He avoids me. He avoids Master. Even transferring kids back and forth. He has not been involved in any of that at all. Not once. The three of us have done it all. On their end, he makes her do everything. I have a strong feeling this is about to change. She’s 39 weeks along and about to pop any day now. How can he expect her to continue to handle all the kid pick-ups and drop-offs with a new baby? That will be interesting…
I am optimistic that she will get him to go and have him sign the papers. Master told her she has a month. We will get papers drawn up to release the kids to Florida in August. And if he doesn’t sign, I will file papers. If she doesn’t sign, Master will file papers. There’s no messing around with this. But he seems to be a different man with her. Whether it’s part of the new marriage and he’s still in the stage of making her feel like the most important thing in the world (that’s what narcissists do), until he can no longer keep it up or he’s actually a better man/husband/father with her, I don’t know. If that’s the case, I’m more convinced now than ever that I made the best decision for us both. We were not meant to stay together. Our time had long passed. I hope, for her sake, he’s actually better without me and with her.
I will remain optimistic.