Mary has now written me an email to give an update. She writes,
I wondered if you could post this email up on your blog, to say thankyou to all the people who took the trouble to read and give their helpful advice to my recent email. I am in the process of separating from my partner, and, although my heart has been shattered by this decision and by the loss of my Mum, I feel it is the right thing to do. I need to feel whole again.Thank you, Mary, for updating us all on how things are going for you. I am pleased you have found the advice and support of readers helpful. I am sure they will all share with me in wishing you good luck.
It remains to be seen whether I fully embrace my submissiveness, although I feel, in my gut, that this process has already started.
I’m going to give myself the time I need to let myself heal from recent tragedies and make a decision when I feel the time is right.
It’s so good to know that there are people out in the world who are kind and generous enough to give sensible and heartfelt advice to others.
Thankyou all again.