Sunday, July 19, 3063
It was good to see you and Pasha at Mother’s funeral, I only wish we could have reunited under happier circumstances. I’m flattered that you chose to confide in me, I’m sure you and Pasha will be able to work through this difficult time in your marriage. Mother’s deterioration following Mikhail’s death brought a great deal of stress to Pasha, I hope her passing will finally allow him to relax and focus on you and the boys.
It seems this is a year of unhappiness for us all. I should have known better. I should have listened to you and Pasha when you tried to warn me about Arthur’s dark side. He may be an artistic genius but something much more sinister lurks beneath his brooding silence.
We had a terrible argument. I don’t even remember how it started but over the course of a few hours it got worse and worse, each insult and accusation nastier than the last. I’m not proud of the things I said to my husband, but I don’t think I will ever forgive Arthur for what he did next. I was screaming at him, trying to make him understand my point, when he just snapped. He came lunging towards me, his arm raised to strike, and the next thing I knew I was on the floor. I think he was as stunned as I was, but when I saw the darkness in his eyes I knew that this time wouldn’t be the last. I asked him to pack his bags that night and he left the house without further debate. Eugene is being very brave but the younger boys haven’t stopped crying since. The bruises on my face will heal but there is no question in my mind. Our marriage is over.
Oh Liliya, once again I am a single mother but this time with three children. Who would have me?
Please take good care of yourselves and visit us if you can.
All my love,