My expectation for this book was a little misguided. I was unprepared for the idea that a woman so smart, independent, and successful, could be stuck in the muck and mire of a hopelessly doomed love affair with a married man (albeit legally separated) for so many years. He has no intention of changing the status quo and all her friends and family can clearly see this even though she cannot. I very much enjoyed her small epiphanies about life and change and starting over but she couldn't seem to come to any real epiphanies (at least ones that stuck) when it came to "Stroller". Stroller is the name she uses for him throughout the book (at his suggestion) because he "strolls" in and out of her life with such ease. I came to be very annoyed every time he strolled back into the picture. By the end of the book she is finally declaring she is over him yet I have my doubts. I hope so though as she seems so happy and at peace.