I am at my friend’s house.
We met this summer through another single mother. She is always glowing, with long red hair, bright eyes and an infectious smile. At the time she was married. Now, she is single… she discovered, that after seven years, he was living a double life, having an affair. and, incidentally, another child.
She is pregnant now.
After five months the phone is ringing again. He is calling incessantly. Asking her to take him back. She won’t answer and I am so, so incredibly proud of her. My heart is exploding with hope and awe, both simultaneously, as she embarks on this journey – refusing to buy his lies. Understanding that she and her child trump him and his pathetic ego.
I want to answer the phone and give him a piece of my mind, but I let it ring. I don’t know her well enough yet. I don’t have the authority, but I know what I would say – leave her alone, you spineless, infraction of a man.
How often do you hear from your ex? I asked this question on Facebook recently and it struck a chord. I want to hear your replies here.