She left me a short voicemail saying this was the worst anniversary she's ever had, then she started crying. Fortunately, she had the presence of mind to hang up. She really seems to be at a loss to understand why my dad wants to leave after 27 years. At the same time, though, I don't feel bad about the divorce. I would have preferred it if they would have come up with some magic solutions to their problems (and they certainly tried, but every problem they resolved uncovered another problem), but going separate ways means I won't have to wonder whether they're going to get along the next time I see them. And, it means I won't have to act as liason between them for the first time in my life, because they won't communicate much anymore. That said, I do feel bad that my dad made her spend her anniversary alone, even though she made my dad spend last anniversary alone. That's gotta suck pretty bad.