Keep Your WomanIn Line

The corporate wife thing was a nightmare for me. Yes, there were considerable financial benefits but I had secretly yearned for our old life, scavenging round garage sales.

Can’t  Bùy me Love- Ella Fitzgerald

In a last ditch attempt to save our marriage, I had begged my ex to leave the company. Despite my willingness to go back to basics, rather than live, in this new, false, destructive world – for him the financial pull had been too strong. The irony is, that within a year of our final separation, he had been sacked.

When he had joined the company, I had immediately gone from being a wife, to an accessory. Don’t get me wrong, there was a lot awry with our relationship before, but the workplace culture had finally killed, any genuine feelings we might have had left for each other. Within a week of him starting full time at the company, he had drunkenly threatened to kill me.

The men followed each other like sheep.

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Men say stuff to each other. Some of it is deliberately malicious, some of it is “banter”but it can have untold consequences at home. I am pretty sure a lot of the stuff said concerning me, had involved “keeping me in line”.

Movin’ Out ‘ Theresa Ryan

Stealing the slogan from a public transport campaign,

“I wore your words.”

Well guys maybe I should have displayed the consequences of those kinds of comments more prominently. Yes, he was a bully but you all did your part with your misplaced macho bull%$$.

 Movin’ Out – Theresa Ryan

I had told him that if money was what I wanted, I could have had it but as usual he did not listen.

Thing is I had an aunt and a cousin  with every financial resource and they were both unhappy and lonely. My uncle was an oil executive.Money does not impress me 

if you are going to portray me as a money-grabbin’ b , I am going to do my best to own my reputation!