I dissolved my marriage on a Zoom call.

My quarantine has been pretty typical for the most part. I've made banana bread and whipped coffee...a lasagna and a cheesecake. I've watched Tiger King, and Ozark... I've gone to the grocery store, and felt like I was in the movie "The Purge." Seen people walking around touching everything, and leaving the restroom without washing their hands - all because they had rubber gloves on - seriously guys... gross.

Quick PSA...rubber gloves DO NOT have magical germ expelling powers.

But I think I speak for all of us when I say the world is super strange right now. So strange in fact, that...

I dissolved my marriage on a video conference call.

That's right...a Zoom call "ended my marriage." Zoom is ALL the rage right now, and let me be the first to say - I love the platform. It's super convenient, and oddly personal. BUT, calling into a courtroom with a magistrate who knows nothing about my life, or marriage, felt like something out of a bad movie.

With a glass of wine in hand... because let's be honest - there are no rules during quarantine. I logged on, and waited for the gang to join. And by gang, I mean the two lawyers representing my ex and I, and the magistrate.

JESUS... guys. Sweater on top, yoga pants on the bottom... this shit show just will not end.

And then it did. Marriage over. Ten years of my life over. Just like that - on a Zoom call.

It was over in 15 minutes.

I don't have any reference for how quick these things typically go, but I've had Jimmy John's delivery orders take longer. Now that's ... Freaky Fast.

I am certain there are a few of you thinking..."gosh, how insensitive of her to post about this."

And I can assure you that if I would have had a typical courtroom experience I likely wouldn't have felt compelled to write many words on the subject. BUT there are likely only a handful of people in the US that have experienced this, and that makes me unique and special.

What's the craziest thing that has happened to you during the quarantine?!


Kristian K

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