“What is love, doc?”
“That’s an awfully deep question for a Tuesday morning office visit….” I was about to open my mouth to ask how the visit with the GI specialist had gone. The colonoscopy and EGD had been negative as was the CT scan and ultrasound and all of the blood work.
“I’ll tell you what it is. It’s sticking around in a relationship even though you desperately want to leave because it would be worse to watch your kids torn apart by conflicting loyalties; forcing them to float between two worlds, unable to put down roots because they do not feel as if they can completely belong in either of them.”
The silence continued for a second as she let that sink in.
“This is why you are having all of those GI issues isn’t it?”