Nov

22

2013

Thabiti Anyabwile|7:53 am CT

One Brave Woman’s Response to “I Don’t Love You Anymore”

The sentence “I don’t love you anymore” is commonly thought to be the death knell for any romantic relationship. But it doesn’t have to be. That’s what Laura Munson heard from her husband, but she responded differently.

His words came at me like a speeding fist, like a sucker punch, yet somehow in that moment I was able to duck. And once I recovered and composed myself, I managed to say, “I don’t buy it.” Because I didn’t.

He drew back in surprise. Apparently he’d expected me to burst into tears, to rage at him, to threaten him with a custody battle. Or beg him to change his mind.

So he turned mean. “I don’t like what you’ve become.”

Gut-wrenching pause. How could he say such a thing? That’s when I really wanted to fight. To rage. To cry. But I didn’t.

Instead, a shroud of calm enveloped me, and I repeated those words: “I don’t buy it.”

Read the entire encouraging story, “He Said He Was Leaving. She Ignored Him.”

Categories: marriage

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