Good for you for seeing the obvious solution, it's a shame they weren't willing to consider it. I'm glad for you all that you can move on, it seems like it'll be much better. *sigh* Sorry for getting so worked up.
Me, 30ish bi female, been doing solo poly for roughly 5 years. Gia, Clay, and Pike, my partners. Davis, ex/friend/"it's complicated." Eric, Gia's husband. Bee, Gia and Eric's toddler.