Here’s why marriages fail, Dan. If you’re alone and you feel lonely, you can say it’s your own doing. You have control over it. You can change any time you like. If you’re married and you feel lonely, you’ve essentially crashed every notion that loneliness is being alone. Not the same thing at all (as it seems you’re finding out.

I did a poor imitation of Don Draper for 40 years before writing my first novel. I'm currently in the final stages of a children's book. Lucky me.