Well, the story is pretty long.
He basically told me:
He was British. That he came to this country when he was 20. That he had two kids. That he was 41. That he was on Saturday Night Live once in a band. There’s more, but I’m trying to put it behind me and I can’t really type it all out right now anyway.
It was all BS. He had three kids, the last one he was still paying $500 a month in child support for. He was from Santa Monica, he was 44, he was not on SNL.
Everybody at his work still thinks he’s from England. He’s been working there for almost 10 years. He speaks with an accent and uses the vernacular.
Along with this, he had a bunch of other problems that he forgot to mention, like he’s supposed to be on Zoloft and stuff. He’d buy me jewelry and tell me it was real and it wasn’t. He’d get online under my SN and go through my mail and who knows what else for hours at a time while guarding his own stuff with a password. He’d go to the British store and buy candy bars and tell me his mom from England sent them, this is before we were living together. He’d fly into horrible rages over things like having to sit in traffic, or waiting in line at the grocery store. He’d sign whatever a salesperson stuck under his nose, like 2nd mortgages for 20% interest and car leases for cars we couldn’t afford and stuff like that. He told me he was making more money than he was, told me he had all these credit cards and forgot to mention that they were all FULL.
He kept all his problems and stuff hidden from me until we were on our way home from Vegas after getting married, was when I saw the very start of it, and then once I was living with him, there was no way he could hide it anymore.
It never occured to me that somebody would lie about stuff like this, so I just believed what he told me until things weren’t making sense… then I’d do a little house searching and, wa-la! The truth! Then he’d swear after each one that that was it, no more secrets. But there was always another one…
Now every guy I go out with has to have a polygraph test, full background check, and lots of ID.