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AIBU about Ben Affleck?

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AlwaysSpoiled34 Mon 27-Jul-15 03:47:51

What is it about guys like him? You obviously know he will never be a great husband but you stay together for so many years? Guys like him love to have forgiving wives but only appreciate them when it is too late. All this drinking, gambling and girls - because he needs FUN, his life was not supposed to be so boring. He will always find another woman but he needs Jennifer in his life. Without her he will be in trouble.

ZacharyQuack Mon 27-Jul-15 03:54:10

Have you met him?

AlwaysSpoiled34 Mon 27-Jul-15 03:56:12

It does not matter. I know this type.

Koalafications Mon 27-Jul-15 03:56:53

I don't know enough about Ben Affleck to decide if YABU or not.

AlwaysSpoiled34 Mon 27-Jul-15 03:59:59

Surely he is great at what he is doing. But there is a reason he didn't have a family with J.Lo. They were too similar.

FixItUpChappie Mon 27-Jul-15 04:32:09

"I know his type"

How can this possibly be true? Know one on here will know the man personally and thus will not be able to do anything but speculate wildly.

yakari Mon 27-Jul-15 04:35:57

Going to take a stab in the dark and guess your 'one that got away' was this type, and you could have saved him??
Trust me you - and Jennifer - probably have a lucky escape (if the media portrayal of him is even a wee bit accurate)

ZacharyQuack Mon 27-Jul-15 04:37:23

YABU for judging someone based on gossip.

TheDowagerCuntess Mon 27-Jul-15 06:16:25

I think people are taking you a bit too literally, OP.

Of course you don't actually know Ben Affleck, I'm sure you just wanted to have a wider discussion about the type of man/person he is.

I don't have any direct experience of his type - mainly, I suppose, because I have no desire to. Maybe I am just too dull to want someone like that as my children's father.

I get what you mean, though. What is the appeal of that sort of man, long-term?

I hate being made a mug of, and you just know you'd be made a mug of, if you were partnered-up with someone like him, so it's that which would put me off someone like him...

Spartans Mon 27-Jul-15 06:20:27

I am really confused, how do you know exactly what happened in his marriage?

mari100 Mon 27-Jul-15 13:01:21

Do you know Ben Affleck personally or are you just judging him based on tabloid rumors that? Don't you realize that there is a difference between gossip and reality as in based on proven facts? Is there any evidence out there to suggest that Ben excessively drinks and gambles and cheats and by that I mean photo, video or real people acusing him publicly of engaging in that type of behavior? NO. Did his wife ever publicly accuse him of any of that? NO. Has he ever confessed any of that? NO. Then you shouldn't make those assunptions about him. If you wanted to open a discussion about a certain type of man, like you assume him to be, that would ok to just do that bur don't refer to a person you don't know acusing him of things that mignt not be true.

19lottie82 Mon 27-Jul-15 13:08:11

YABU - You know nothing about him, or his marriage. You are basing your assumptions on speculations (and that alone) from tabloids.

CatMilkMan Mon 27-Jul-15 14:41:57

YABU you know nothing about him that you have found out personally you have no connection or experience with this person.
You are taking what you have HEARD not experienced and judging him on it, you are reducing him to a profile you are assuming is correct.
You have taken away all the humanity from this person and are complaining about him.
"I know his type" you know his type from magazines and newspapers which make money by writing about him, I know your type from your direct words that come straight from you.
I don't like your type.

FannyFifer Mon 27-Jul-15 14:44:22

Are you Jennifer?

AlwaysSpoiled34 Mon 27-Jul-15 14:50:16

Thanks for your suggestions, I will try to be a dull person in the future and completely avoid men with huge ego.

CatMilkMan Mon 27-Jul-15 14:52:34

You could try being less judgemental especially when you know very little about a person. Also less mean.

19lottie82 Mon 27-Jul-15 15:04:57

Thanks for your suggestions, I will try to be a dull person in the future

So not judging people who you don't know, based only on tabloid gossip, makes you "dull"? The mind boggles.....

AlwaysSpoiled34 Mon 27-Jul-15 15:11:28

There are some really honest "Jennifers", one is a good friend of mine. All they say is: "I was very young and naive when I met him. Learn from your mistakes".

AboutTimeIChangedMyNameAgain Mon 27-Jul-15 15:13:15

Guys like him? And you're basing this on what you've read in Heat magazine?

BackInTheRealWorld Mon 27-Jul-15 15:23:41

This is so ridiculous. You know nothing about him or his relationship. How silly.

RonaldosAbs Mon 27-Jul-15 16:03:03

What on earth? You are the dull one love...

I believe he has been in recovery for his addiction issues for quite some time now, been to rehab and things. Don't be so judgmental, you don't know him. Jennifer Garner could be some abusive nightmare for all we know.

Also, as for "boring", I wouldn't say people like that;s lives were ever boring, they're A-list millionaires, they aren't going to be living the normal family life anyway.

RonaldMcDonald Mon 27-Jul-15 16:16:33

This is utter tripe


Spartans Mon 27-Jul-15 16:19:25

Your friend is a Jennifer? Seriously?

CatMilkMan Mon 27-Jul-15 17:09:29

I just remembered a Jennifer I went to school with who was really mean, do you think I can get a refund for the friends box sets?

KatelynB Mon 27-Jul-15 17:13:55

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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