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Over the next few weeks, Ben did his best to live Lauren’s life. Her job was quite understanding and allowed him to ease back in slowly as he relearned anything he needed to know. But there was still the elephant in the room, Lauren’s husband. They were out grocery shopping one day when Ben finally addressed the awkwardness.
“You’ve been real supportive these past few weeks,” Ben began, “You’ve given me my space, but have been there to help me readjust. You’ve respected my boundaries and been a stand up guy. But it’s not like I’m remembering anything, and I’m just not feeling any single thing between us. I think I might need to move out and carve out my own life.”
Ben could see the pain on his face. He hated doing this, but he didn’t feel like he had much of a choice. He was adjusting to being Lauren, but having a husband was still just one step too far for him.