You received a call from the school: Your child was hurt on the playground equipment, and they want to know what you'd like them to do. It's not your day for custody, but your ex-spouse isn't answering. On top of that, they aren't sure if your child needs to go to the hospital or if you'd prefer to pick them up yourself.
As someone who believed that your marriage would last forever, the idea that your spouse is trying to leave can be devastating. Despite your best efforts, it may not be possible to save your marriage, so you'll have to come to terms with your future after divorce.
Working through a child custody arrangement isn't always easy. Some parents really struggle with talking to one another. The reality is that their relationship is ending, and the additional stress of determining a child custody arrangement makes it hard to deal with the frustration and loss that comes with a divorce.