Just had a phone call from M. Did not give away my plans. Tried to act normally.
I’ve read that the first 72 hours after leaving an abusive partner are the most dangerous. That’s three full days. Don’t think he can find where I live that fast – he drives an enormous diesel truck that would have a hard time hiding in traffic. Don’t think he would risk confronting me in public at work – having a retired cop for a Boss does have its advantages 🙂 Worried that deleting my emergency contacts from his phone would tip him off, I simply changed the last digit of each number, so hopefully my family won’t have to deal with him, either.
Don’t know what will happen. Will he just leave me alone? Will he rant and rave and cause a scene? What would he look like with a face full of pepper spray?
Is it fair of me to act like everything is fine while I await the delivery of my new home? Am I being devious planning to disappear with no notice or warning? How will this all shake out? I told him that I would be at work tomorrow when in reality I will be 100 miles away. Was that wrong of me?
Why do I even care what he might think? Why can’t I let what others might (or might not – it’s all totally theoretical anyway) think about my situation just roll off my back? They aren’t living my life and what they think about me is not MY problem at all.
And do I leave a note? If so, what should it say?