I’m surprised no one has mentioned this, but is it possible that her doctor friend who paid for her first month’s rent is also coming the realization that the second month’ s rent due date is quickly approaching…and this doctor is not willing to pay for it again and again? In other words….rather than any type of genuine remorse, isn’t it MORE likely that the free and fantastical ride she has been enjoying for the past month (Living the single, college graduate lifestyle…..at 33, having ABANDONED her husband and, no offense, but more shockingly, her 6 children?? How pathetic) is realistically about to end and she might be looking to manipulate you into letting her back into the house? That’s the first thing that entered my mind, at any rate.
Don’t fall for it B…..she has made her choices, it’s time to live with the consequences. Up until recently, she has still been able to see her children, has not had to pay rent, and has had full support from her toxic, enabling friends. The thing is, toxic friends thrive on the drama…not on the consequences, especially if they (the toxic friends) have to suffer as well. Having to pay for a month’s worth of rent might be exciting to a toxic friend because they get to sit back and watch all the drama…..paying for multiple months will get old, real fast, especially if that toxic friend has a spouse and/or family of their own to spend money on. Could you imagine being the husband of this doctor friend? “You want to spend ANOTHER $1,200.00 on your friend’s apartment???”. I think this is where your wife is at right now, and she is flailing around now that she’s realizing this month long vacation is about to end.
And keep smiling B….any time she gives you a sob story, just smile and say “Well, that’s what I have heard happens to women who abandon their children and spouse…it must be very inconvenient for you, poor dear!”. Then give her a very pitying look, shake your head with a sad grin, and move on.
You may also tell her, when she inevitably begs for cash or resources, that you have nothing to give because you are saving up money for the eventual therapy your kids will require. Lean in close, like you are about to tell her a saucy secret, and whisper “I didn’t want to say anything, because it’s very embarrassing and it’s quite shocking….but their mom abandoned them suddenly and it’s really affected them greatly, poor dears. So I’m saving all my extra cash to send them for therapy to repair all the damage this selfish woman has inflicted on my children”.
OKOK, that was written out of spite….but it made me feel good