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Should I write about how my husband joyfully announced to a house full of guests that if I ever cheated on him he would put me in the ICU? Or maybe I should write about how he suddenly thinks it's hilarious to tickle me and poke at me while I'm trying to work from my home office.

Oh, wait, here is a better one: How about when he granted me permission to have coffee with my (now happily married) ex-boyfriend from 12 years ago only to then turn around and chastise me about – you guessed it – having coffee with my ex-boyfriend.

No, I think I'll just write about how exhausting it is to deal with his rollercoaster emotions as he prepares for his year-long work another country.

He leaves in a few days. I understand that his emotions are going full force, but I've seen another side of him in the last few days that I've never experienced before. If he isn't making passive-aggressive comments about how I better not cheat on him while he's gone, he's sighing and clinging to me like we'll never see each other again. I try to be as sensitive as I can, but I have to admit it's frustrating to have to stop what I'm doing and pay attention to him at the drop of a hat. In other words, let's chat about your feelings after the kids have gone to bed instead of while I'm trying to cook dinner and our children are screaming for me. Let's have our heart-to-heart while we're in the car alone, not while I'm sitting at my desk trying to get my work done.

Who is this man?

My daughter is really upset about Daddy leaving. My son doesn't seem to understand what's happening. As for me, I can't help but think that my life is about to get a lot easier.

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