As many of you have no doubt seen, @hippie-witha-gun announced that we have separated. I do not want to divulge too many details, but suffice it to say that I feel it is best for our son's well-being. I have been married and divorced twice before. Through those marriages I have learned that you never truly know someone until you live with them for a while. Certain behaviors that were noticed after moving in together and I could overlook as just a partner I could no longer turn a blind eye to as a mother. These made me uncomfortable enough that I changed my work schedule in order to be with my son as much as humanly possible. My hope is that with counselling and a lot of conscious hard work, these can be improved upon and we can be a family again. In the meantime, for Maverick's sake, I could not allow his father to continue living with us. I also am preparing myself for the possibility that I will remain a single mother. Staying in limbo and hoping for the best does my son no service. I have to keep moving forward. No doubt this is more than he would like me to say, but I felt it was necessary because there are two sides to every story. However, he is not the only one with issues to work through. I have my own battles, but those battles do not put our son at risk.