I was one of those people who liked the way the Sopranos ended. When the screen goes black, you don’t know what is going to happen next. Will Tony survive? Will his wife stay with him even though he cheats on her? Will his son be successful in his movie career? Will his daughter become a criminal lawyer?
We want our stories to have endings. Everyone expects the divorce trial to be the end of story. But the future is an uncertain thing.
Just there were possible assassins lurking in Tony’s diner, the future may hold sickness, disability, injury, unemployment, bankruptcy, retirement and death. Parties remarry. Children get in trouble or decide they want to live with the other parent.
Sometimes divorce results in closure. Frequently it is only the beginning.