I’m Getting Divorced
After 15 years of marriage, I filed for divorce. Needed a change. Nothing more, nothing less. No, I didn’t leave my husband, but my hairstylist.
I spent 15 years with my hairstylist. Robert was one of the first people I met when I moved to Phoenix Arizona. In some ways I feel we grew up together. We both lost parents. I got married. He left a long term relationship. He opened his own shop. I moved to Tucson AZ.
I actually really loved the guy, but getting to him has become so inconvenient (a 2-hour drive to Phoenix) and he has changed his work schedule to only 3 days a week and the hours are wonky. So I decided that it was time for us to go our separate ways.
It took several months, but I found the courage and texted a friend of mine in Tucson. “What’s the name of your hairdresser? I need a change.” I felt terrible, felt like I was cheating! Why cheating? It sounds simple enough, right? You don’t like your hairstylist, so you switch salons. It’s only hair! But there was a loyalty built up with Robert over time that made switching more difficult than I thought it would be. In fact, breaking up with your hairstylist is such a big deal Oprah actually did a whole show on the subject years ago.
So. I’m back on the dating scene. Looking to fall in love again. I’ve been dating a new stylist. She’s good and time will tell. But I will tell you that she’s not my Robert! Do I need to send Robert alimony???
Have you ever broken up with your hair stylist? How did you feel?