By Barbara Delinsky
Every little thing Claire Raphael has she's earned. On her personal. The tough approach. She equipped her part-time company up from not anything and made it winning via her mind's eye, creativity, and tough paintings. She has nice little ones and Dennis, a husband she loves thoroughly. Then, one night, whilst Claire returns from a tough work trip, Dennis palms her divorce papers besides a courtroom order to vacate their condominium. Claire is devastated. She had no notion her marriage was once near to catastrophe, that Dennis were making plans this ambush for weeks, if no longer months, or that her tense yet chuffed lifestyles used to be approximately to return crashing down round her. Claire does not be aware of the place to show or whom to belief. yet in a couple of brief weeks she learns what such a lot of ladies have needed to discover—that while the going will get difficult, a woman's as tricky as she should be.
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Carmen," Brody chanted, "come on, Carmen. This is a professional call. " I must have looked like I was dying inside, because he came back to me, phone and all. He took my hand, brought it to his mouth, and kissed it--all of which made me feel cared for and loved, which was what I desperately needed after Dennis and Lloyd Usher--but what really helped was when he said, in response to what I assumed was a dry greeting from Carmen, "It is a great case. Right down your alley. Successful woman being sued for divorce by a less-successful man, who wants to boost his ego by milking her dry.
He thinks he's right. " "And at the time when each thing happened? " Thinking back, I remembered feeling terrible. What had Dennis said at the time? "He wasn't overly upset. I'd have remembered if he was. He was comfortable with the idea of my setting up another meeting, which I did, which he then didn't even ask about because he was away at the time--fly-fishing in Vermont, I think it was. " He kept his calendar on the computer, easily accessible. Two could play the game. " "No, and I have to tell you, he didn't think up that term himself.
This is crazy. So is talk of a divorce. Dennis didn't say one word when I left here a week ago last Friday. We were on perfectly good terms. " I looked at the house, my house, the one from which I'd been banned. " "See a lawyer. You have until Monday to appear in court. " I headed north, toward New Hampshire and the children. It wasn't a conscious decision, just where my heart directed the car. My mind was preoccupied replaying what had happened at the house. It wasn't until I reached the highway that I came to the part where Jack Mulroy asked what I would say to the kids.