12.19.2010

“I did a terrible thing as honorably as I could.”

Noticed this wedding announcement story in the New York Times is getting a lot of buzz today.

Edit: This update shares some of the firestorm that erupted.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did you see the article in today's Star Telegram about defaulted bonds issued by Fort Worth? It mentions the Bridgeport Hospital's bond default.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I was in a situation like that once. I met a woman, and it was obvious that we were soul mates and made for each other....even though she confessed she had similar feelings for me, she was also married.

Granted, she was married AND miserable, but she also had kids. I decided not to pursue the relationship any further.

The honorable thing to do would have been to wait until the kids were grown and THEN leave their spouses.

Anonymous said...

That's so special.

Df: nauseated in wise county

Anonymous said...

I slammed my pecker in the car door one time.

Anonymous said...

Great story.... there are lots of people out there in similar situations.... who stay with their marriage even though it's second best to their heart. Society doesn't get it... and you don't understand unless you have been there.

I admire them.... I hope it works out for them....

Anonymous said...

Just goes to show what society is turning into. "I'll be with you forever . . . until something better comes along".

LOSERS.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure this kind of things happens quite a lot. What I don't understand is why they felt the need to unload the dirty laundry in the NYT. Some people!

Anonymous said...

When the wealthy do this it's okay, I guess. In Texas, you're a trashy ho and a no good, low down snake.
No matter how it is done, the kids will suffer the rest of their lives in one way or the other.
Divorce hurts all involved. I certainly would not want it published for the world to see.

Anonymous said...

Follow this marriage around a couple of years & see if this doesn't blow up when they meet their next soul mate & the next & the next.

Anonymous said...

Or... they could have stayed like the vows say..."til death do us part".... and been in an unhappy marriage til death do us part with many regrets in life.

The old phrase you only live once... has value

Anonymous said...

I don't see how anyone can condone this. There are certainly reasons for a divorce, such as abuse, but to just leave because someone seems sexy to you or is your "soulmate?" Wasn't that the person you married first? What happens when another soulmate comes along?
The effects of divorce go far beyond the rejected spouse and kids. It perpetuates to the grandchildren. The kids don't have a role model to emulate now.
As a teacher, I have seen first hand the devastion this leaves. It may not always be apparent, but it's there.
Too sad.

Anonymous said...

Now it is okay to bring children into adultress behavior. The times, they are a-changing.

Anonymous said...

6:22 yes, even Tarrant Co. has now realized what a mistake it was to invest in the B'port hospital. It's days are numbered!!!

I support the decision to move on this couple made. Life is too short to live it with someone you don't love. Grab all the happiness you can and forget the "till death do us part". We change with time and have to adapt accordingly.

Anonymous said...

What do expect from people who drink Corona Light?

My Other Brother Darryl

mzchief said...

Let me get this straight, these two people justified tearing appart their families because NOW they have decided that they have NOW found "real love."

Someone should have told the selfish, self-absorbed douche-bags; that shipped sailed when they settled for their respective spouses and promised to love them unconditionally, FOREVER.

Anonymous said...

Nothing is forever except the love of a parent for a child. Spousal love comes and goes. As the Vietnamese say: child is like your arm; you can never replace one. Spouse is like your shirt; lose one, pick up another. No biggie...spouses are very dispensable.

Anonymous said...

9:19...You do realize this is a technical default from May 2009, don't you? Why are you so anxious to see something fail? Ulterior motives are so easy to see through and pathetic at the same time. Do you really want to see everyone there lose their job? Whatever grievance you have with the hospital is petty and sad in the grand scheme of things.

Anonymous said...

I would like to hear the ex-spouses' sides to this story. I bet it is not the fairy tail we are led to believe.

Anonymous said...

There are some things that last forever...My nagging ex-bitch of a wife for instance.

Anonymous said...

Self indulgent and dishonest people! I feel sorry for their children. They will still be together in five years, though. They have people that "handle" the everyday things that bog down most married couples...accountants, housekeepers, nannies. These kind of people don't raise their children to begin with. So, they will go along indulging their narcisistic selves ignorantly unaware of the wake of emotional damage they are doing to their children...at least until it's too late.