I just spent an evening with one of my few friends, I’ll call her Barb, and she confided in me that her husband has been talking to a woman that has been after him for YEARS. It’s been an ongoing issue between them because he will “friend” her on Facebook and then my friend will find out and make him “unfriend” her. They’ve been married for over 20 years and have a pretty solid relationship but this woman is the ONLY person my friend puts her foot down about him talking to. Barb recently found some new messages from other woman to her husband that are pornhub worthy and she’s understandably upset. Barb’s friend, I’ll call her Tina, was also over visiting because her husband, of 35 years has been a controlling douche and she’s had enough.
So I’m sitting there, listening to these women being upset over their husbands and all I can think is “Thank god I’m divorced and single”. My ex was an over achiever and made sure to tick off every box listed under “You might be an abuser if...” so I have experienced exactly what both women were complaining about plus much, much more. What he did to me skewed my outlook about other people so much that I can ALMOST say with 100% certainty that I will stay single forever. It’s been 5 years so far with zero romantic interests of any degree and I’m pretty damn okay with that. When it comes to men, I can run very fast.