Over a year ago, I was a friend and accomplice when my coworker R left her then-husband. He wasn't my favorite person and they didn't seem happy together--it wasn't exactly a surprise.
Then today my boss didn't come into the office. Seems he is going through the same thing, only he doesn't want it to turn out the same way. It puts his solitary and downcast moods last week in a new light.
It also shakes my blind optimism and faith that some people manage to make good marriages just a little bit more.