Without going into details which could potentially identify the people involved, this scenario has reared its ugly head in my extended family. (They’re relatives by marriage.) Granted, I’m only getting her side of the story, but it sounds like that’s what’s going on here.
That they’re splitting up probably surprises nobody, except for her. We’ve been talking about the possibility of that for more than 20 years. The main reason I’m not surprised right now is that the past few months has seen one Facebook post after another, from both of them, about how much they love each other and how happy they are, yadda yadda yadda, and I’ve seen enough of that to know that doing this if you’ve been married more than a year or two is a big red flag, and sometimes even then. Come to think of it, I remember the same thing in the pre-social media era with her first husband (which is another story altogether).
Anyway, I know this kind of thing happens all the time. Like I said, I’m not shocked, but I still feel bad, mainly for the kids who don’t deserve this.