I am surprised at how I have delicately and gracefully carried this role. I wholeheartedly accepted defeat and carried the banner like the proud man that I am. I did not lose anything. You cannot lose what you do not have. As a matter of fact, I gained something - the confidence that I can carry on with life, with or without him.
I will find myself, as all pop culture cliches go. Maybe I already have - I do now know. But one is thing is for sure. He lost me. And I did not die in the process.