Last night a friend of mine called me on the phone to ‘talk’. At hello, I knew there was a problem because she is one that her calls would usually come with excitement. But this time, she spoke in a low tone, her voice was shaky. I asked what the problem was, at first she hesitated, and then said…”we had another fight”. Honestly, I wasn’t surprised as it had become a regular activity in her home.
My friend is beautiful, she’s a professional. Her husband is an intelligent man and works in a respectable organization. Unfortunately, it seems ones level of education has nothing to do with being abusive. I have been tempted a couple of times to say to my friend… Pack your stuff and leave the a**h**e! But then I remember, my home is not any different. I suffer some form of abuse as well. I realized that we are both scared to leave because we are over 40!
After our conversation, I couldn’t sleep, I watched my husband sleep and listened to his loud snore. He has always said to me.. If I leave you, you will suffer. And then I remembered a write up by Andy Rooney on women over 40. I wonder if any man would want a divorced woman over 40?
Andy Rooney wrote: Continue reading