She walked out of the beach house, leaving her shoes behind. As she made her way toward the sand and water, she noted the uneven earth, beneath her. The house that she exited had been the scene of many epic events, throughout her lifetime, including an elegant dinner party that she and her husband hosted, nights before their elaborately expensive wedding. All that was behind her, now. She thought, at one point, that she won, with him, but their constant fighting was as much a part of her life as breathing, and she realized that their marriage was lost.

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