Fear of Having Made a Mistake

FEAR OF HAVING MADE A MISTAKE.pdf

Title

Fear of Having Made a Mistake

Creator

Jacob Schlitt

Description

"I recently wrote a piece which I called 'Fear of Heights.'" (Fragment)

Date

2014

Format

application/pdf

Type

text

Language

en

Identifier

FEAR_OF_HAVING_MADE_A_MISTAKE

Text

FEAR OF HAVING MADE A MISTAKE

I recently wrote a piece which I called “Fear of Heights.” For some time I have been thinking about another fear to which I have not given a name. It is really about Fran, and my fear that our marriage was a mistake, and that since neither of us will change, our marriage will continue to be a mistake. It is hard to say, after 33 years, “I am afraid that we made a mistake.”

For most people, when they realize that their marriage was a mistake, they separate or divorce. Sylvia concluded that our marriage was a mistake. Either I did not, or I chose not to believe it. At any rate, we separated. For Fran and me, we were older, we had David, and I suspect that we felt we can roll with it. Fran indicated that her therapist helped her stay in the marriage.

Original Format

application/msword

Citation

Jacob Schlitt, “Fear of Having Made a Mistake,” Autobiographical stories & other writing by Jacob Schlitt, accessed June 19, 2024, https://tsirlson.omeka.net/items/show/269.