Marriage Counseling (Part 5)

Continued from Testing the Waters

“Before this affair, would you call your marriage a happy one?”



We speak in unison.

Overcrowded bookshelves line the walls on either side of me. Dr. Liam’s mahogany desk and matching floor make the office appear dim. Mood lighting to fix our broken vows.

Behind me, my husband paces back and forth. He wants to file for divorce. He doesn’t have the right.

“We live like brother and sister, but I have needs.”

word count: 77
Up Next: Part 6 – Sunset Motel

© 2017-2023 Nortina Simmons

In addition to being Black History Month, February is also the month of love. ❤ So to count down to Valentine’s Day, the one holiday I love to hate, I’ve decided to repost my Group Therapy series. It’s a story about two grieving parents who find love in the unlikeliest of places. I hope you enjoy.

Note: The link for part 6 will work when the post is published tomorrow.


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