Just repatriated - sorry divorced - from Singapore I notice that the book on divorce to which I was asked to and did contribute a very personal text, has been launched - it was presented in today's Hbl by Pia Ingström.
Seven men and nine women have written texts about divorces. To write about personal feelings and experiences when going through a difficult phase of one's life seems to be difficult, especially for men. In the Asian culture I just left it is at least partially a question of not wanting to 'lose face' - but here ? Are the Finns the Asians of Scandinavia ?
And yes - my leaving Singapore actually has the same dimensions as a divorce. I long back from time to time - she was a wonderful experience in many respects - and we did have our arguments also.