It all started SO innocently – honest! I loved Bill and was simply trying to save our marriage. Okay, he’s smaller than most guys, but he carries himself with such panache that he is liked by everybody – and that was the problem. Women liked him too much, and I knew he was starting to test the waters in that regard. I was pretty sure that he was doing this and time and time again and started trying to explain how he was hurting me – and making me feel small at the same time.
He was nice enough, promised to do better – although he constantly swore blind that he was innocent. He’s a nice guy, but can’t lie worth a stick. Okay, he’s always been one for hanging around with his buddies, shooting pool, watching sports – drinking beer. Just a regular guy, you know. My presence wasn’t always welcome when he was doing all this – and I was damned if I was going to degrade myself by calling him on the phone every ten minutes. I mean, I’m a pretty good looking broad myself – even if I do say so. Under these circumstances, he had far too much freedom. But as time went on, his little flings started getting serious. I was seriously contemplating divorce.
His mother and young sister – Alice and Brenda dropped in on me one weekend when he was off carousing somewhere. I’d been crying – which Alice caught immediately. She is one of the world’s greatest mother in laws, I’ll tell you.