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    "But sadly, he did finally get married. I feel for that woman. Last time I saw her she was pregnant, and he was monitoring every last bite of food she ate, so that she wouldn't get "fat"."

    This just pisses me off to no end.  I would rip this guy a new asshole if he was my friend.

    DK4 makes me lonely.

    by tarminian on Sun Jul 31, 2011 at 04:24:55 PM PDT

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    •  I'm glad I don't have to be around him (7+ / 0-)

      But I SO feel for his wife, if they're still together.

      And my ex? He stood up for his friend, above all others.

      Funny story (kind of)... this "friend" (I'll call him N), before he got married, was dating someone we knew (P). He kept telling us about how she wasn't good enough for him, and that he was sleeping with other women behind her back. He claimed she "knew", but she didn't. He and my ex used to joke about it.

      One day, when I was out with P, she started talking about N, and how much she liked him. She was talking about wanting to marry him. (He can be a charmer when he feels like it.)

      I didn't tell her he was sleeping around. I didn't tell her that he'd said nasty stuff about her behind her back. My only comment to her was that I didn't think he was ready to settle down. I felt like she was in the path of a speeding bus, and I didn't want to see her get hit.

      When my ex and his bff N heard about that, they tore me to shreds. Both of them. For simply saying that he might not be ready to get married.

      The "funny" part? A few years later, when my ex and I broke up (he dumped me when he was going through a mid-life crisis), this woman, (P) started hanging around, and was trying to get together with my ex-husband before I was even out of the house. When she saw the condo I was moving to - she tried to buy it out from under me, and told my ex I didn't "deserve" it.

      No good deed goes unpunished, right? I don't miss any of that group. Not one of them.

      "We have only the moral ground we actually inhabit, not the moral ground we claim." - It Really Is That Important

      by Diogenes2008 on Sun Jul 31, 2011 at 04:49:27 PM PDT

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