Moving Day: 08/12/08
"Moving Day" by Cindy Chupack is about two women suddenly finding their marriages over. Madeline's husband of two years thinks he might be gay; Mrs. Rothman is now a widow after 52 years of marriage.
Although the story does have some humorous scenes it's mostly a sad a story about endings.
The story follows Madeline as she first reacts to Mark's news. She tries self help books, therapy and finally talking to her family and friends. Only after she breaks her silence does she start the healing process but there's no happy ending for Madeline at the end of this short story.
I enjoyed the story but was also saddened by it. I know of a handful of relationships that have ended in the way that Mark and Madeline's marriage ends.
The stories in the book are: (Click on a title to read reviews).