Everybody reaches a point in their life where they reach a cross road between staying in the same life they’ve always had; or putting themselves out there and looking for something new. Amanda Herrez had always hoped for the perfect life. To her that meant a husband, being a mother, and the house with the white picket fence. Unfortunately, due to bad luck and bad choices, she was in the middle of divorce number two, and choosing a life of celibacy. One night, she came across a new world to her…the internet. Chatting, message boxes, strangers in the night; even though she fought it at first, it proved to be more interesting than the quiet life she was experiencing at home alone while her two teenagers were out. She met people; she talked, laughed, and cried, all in the comfort of her living room. One day she met Ray Knight, or Maineman, as he was known in the room. She got to know him differently than any other relationship she had ever had. They weren’t looking for romance, they were true friends. What started out as fun and simple ended up with her on a roller coaster ride she couldn’t get off. Ray lived in Portland, Maine and wanted a divorce. The only thing was his wife didn’t know about it. The complication of a long distance relationship added more stress…and happiness…than he had ever known. Separately they went through the ups and downs of their everyday life coming together each night on the computer. They supported each other through all of it, finally realizing their relationship was more than friendship, but one they had both been searching for all of their lives. The worst part about it was the 2500 miles that separated them, and the lives they had built apart.