I just about put this is the A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum thread but.
Some close friends of ours recently split up. It didn’t seem like a big deal because initially both parties said it was a mutual separation. The Dad stayed in the house with the two kids. I suppose I should have wondered about that but it didn’t really strike me as being weird.
As time passed more details came to light. She had an affair on him. Meh, she wasn’t happy, fulfilled ect. She left… it was only mutual because she told her husband she cheated and she’s in love with the new guy. Whamo’s, instant mutual separation!
They both had good jobs… they had a comfortable life. Not rich but they weren’t wanting for any necessities.
Being friends with both half’s of the couple my wife and I decided to not choose sides. Having an affair is a shit thing to do but she needed more, wasn’t happy and all that good stuff so ya, do what you have to do.
My wife blew a fucking gasket when we found out the guy our friend fucked is also married! He’s also extremely wealthy. My first thought was it’s their business. She had kids so what the difference? My wife isn’t as understanding. She thinks leaving YOUR two kids because you’re not feeling fulfilled is fucking retarded and is total bullshit but... messing with another women’s family, is totally crossing the line. She’s calling her ex-friend a fucking home wrecker in front of many of our common friends. My wife doesn’t care! Calls her a gold digger…. Lowest form of life…. Leach! Say’s stuff like if I was that women I’d kick her head in. (side note, women do not like HOME WRECKERS)
Am I crazy for suggesting we should just stay out of this?
I told my wife I thought maybe she was going a little overboard with the venom... she gave me a look and I just knew this wasn't a battle I wanted to have any part of.
I was even considering trying to get them together to see if they could work things out but I don’t know. The wife seems to have taken this quite personal. (She grew up in a single parent home) They were good friends but my wife hates her now.