I need to get something off my chest, and I don’t want to put it on my LJ because some of the parties involved are on my friends list. I’m getting worried. Four married couples I know broke up this year.
Couple A had quadruplets 3 years ago. This past spring, he came home and found the house empty. She packed up the kids and moved back in with her parents in Delaware. This devastated him so bad he checked into a mental hospital for three days. He got the divorce papers last week. He’s still not sure why she left him.
Couple B never married, but have a 3-yr old son. It was her house, but he made house payments, paid the bills, cooked, and cleaned. He never hit her, never abused her, and always went out of his way to provide for her. She moved 150 miles away and took the kid with her. Today is their day in court for custody hearings.
I got an email from the husband of Couple C. He said he and the wife are having problems, and he might need a place to stay for a while. I said sure. Never heard back from him, but heard through the grapevine that after a couple of marriage counseling sessions, she moved out.
Now I’m the middle of Couple D’s eventual split. He drank and is bipolar. She is irresponsible with money and snorts coke. They had an argument and she left. He called around after her, and says he doesn’t remember what happened that night. He left a message on her cel that if she didn’t come back, he was going to kill himself. She got him committed, put a restraining order on him, then changed the locks on their house. I let him move in after he got out, and he’s been going to AA meetings and taking his meds ever since. He finally listened to our advice and got a lawyer. So did she. She hasn’t filed for separation yet. This coming court date is about a domestic violence charge. It’s going to get ugly.
Another couple is trying to introduce me to a girl they know, but right now I’m scared of women. One blowjob, and I could lose my house 10 years from now.
So Doper couples, tell me how great your unions are so I don’t lose hope. French Foreign Legion isn’t looking too bad right now.