In the past life, being the third wheel was uncomfortable. It felt better to be paired off or out with the girls.
In this new life, being the third wheel is quite simply the best. There is no pressure when you hang out with your married friends. My Phoenix framily is the very best.
The last two weeks have tested my spirits. It was inevitable really. The firsts after a loss are always hard. It does not matter whether it is the actual death of a person or the death of a relationship, the firsts are just harder.