Ah, Opal it is a tough process to disengage from a long term relationship with someone. My husband basically forced me to by not communicating with me anymore, but he never gave me any warning or heads-up. It really stung that way. I am sure Beaker will understand.
As an aside, can I just say... wow, there are grown-up people who actually know the names of Muppets... I didn't even know they had names, except for the really famous ones like Kermit, Miss Piggy, Bert and Ernie. Never heard of any of the other ones mentioned.
The world opens up... when you do.
Oh, oh, can't you see? Love is the drug for me. ~Bryan Ferry
"Love is that condition in which another person's happiness is essential to your own." ~Robert Heinlein