Below - the final moments played out.
I called CCCS this morning and separated out the ex's debt from mine. They will call with details of what I own from this point forward in one to two business days. They will contact the ex. I told them the situation, then sent the following final e-mail (I hope) to my soon to be ex:
I am very sorry about the last couple of weeks for you, but as harsh as this may sound, the drinking is clearly contributing to the situations you continue to find yourself in. I can't keep listening to you continue to spiral downward, so I need to end all contact with you. I got hives last week after our phone calls. When you drink, you make poor decisions, and you do and say things you never would if you were sober, so here is what I plan to do at this point. I am cutting all ties with you. It will be better for my health at this point.
I am calling CCCS today, and they are going to separate our credit card payments. What is mine will be mine. What is yours will be yours. I will not cash your check if you do send me one. They will call you today after I have spoken to the counselor. I am sure you will need the money, and I can get by this month. I can't rely on your check, and I need my finances to be more stable to survive. This way, we will both know what we have coming in and going out.
When I can afford it, I will file for divorce, probably sometime during the summer. I hope you will sign a quit claim deed, but if you don't, I'll deal with that later. It isn't that important at this time, and if I could, I would dump the house and get something more manageable for just me. It is a non-issue at this time.
I will send items like your CD's and whatever else as I can afford to.
I wish you luck. I am done with phone calls and e-mails, so please don't contact me anymore. I am sorry I yelled at you the other night, but telling me I should have fought harder when you were choking me last May is not logical (the second time you have told me this), and it angers me when I hear you refuse to own your part. I don't need to relive this anymore, and I am choosing to get on with the life God gave me.
I really hope you get sober, and take good care of yourself. I will pray for you as I always do.
Best Wishes --
I unlocked my e-mail for the sole purpose of one final goodbye, certain he would send it, and he did: Here was his response:
Hello, still locked it the hospital phone almost dead only got your message in tex w no body. Don't know when I'm out or where ill live I will do will have to file 7 I have nothing sorry just txt me phone on last breathe
Like his phone, our communication just exhaled its final last breath. I just blocked any future e-mails from him and my phone will ring silent if he does call me or text. The drama is over. Now maybe the hives will go away. Onto the rest of my life. Thank you, God!
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