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How to react when a woman steals a husband after thirty years

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RRollypoofoo Sun 21-Apr-13 15:45:45

How should one react when a younger model manages to entice an older bald, but just strangely very rich and powerful, husband from her best friend. Should I try to stay strong for her, but not get into any hatefest which always gravitates to the other woman.
Should I join in and almost engineer a night of maligning the cuckoo in what was my best friends nest.
It happened to me over ten years ago, my husband was enticed away by a younger model, this as it happens was the best thing that happened to me, which I did not appreciate at the time.
Should we ladies of older years just assume that an older powerful and rich man has the means to attract gold digging women with no morals or sense of any sisterhood and accept the consequences?

PrideOfChanur Sun 21-Apr-13 16:27:01

Weird. Agree - you can't steal a person.And said older powerful rich man can just say no to golddigger.
Are you implying the marriage is a sinking ship? In which case the solution is to sort that (for both partners)

RRollypoofoo Sun 21-Apr-13 16:27:28

Thankyou purrpurr I like poofoo.
I bow down to your knowledge of these threads and blog things.

RRollypoofoo Sun 21-Apr-13 16:30:12

Pride you are right of course, they should have sorted out their marriage. My friend tried but to no avail, and of course he told her constantly there was nothing wrong etc. etc.
It is strange how we blame the woman, when it does take two to tango.

LRDtheFeministDragon Sun 21-Apr-13 16:32:43


Is this blog a creative writing blog? If so, no, don't think much of your story or the "my imaginary friend" angle.

BasilBabyEater Sun 21-Apr-13 16:34:51

Speak for yourself

I don't blame the woman for the man's actions.

She's only responsible for her own behaviour, not his.

DioneTheDiabolist Sun 21-Apr-13 16:39:44

A husband cannot be stolen.
A jilted partner can be as angry as she wants with both people. Just listen to her and be supportive. You don't have to say much, in fact you shouldn't say much at all as your lifeboat analogy makes you sound insensitive in the extreme. I doubt that your friend would be happy to be called a sinking ship.shock

GoblinGranny Sun 21-Apr-13 18:05:34

'It is strange how we blame the woman, when it does take two to tango.'

None of us are blaming the woman. confused
If an individual is in a relationship, then it's up to them to conduct that relationship in a respectful and loving fashion.
If they want to end it, they should do so in the same spirit.

Delayingtactic Sun 21-Apr-13 20:50:58

purrpurr damn you woman! I have just spluttered tea on my duvet cover!

purrpurr Sun 21-Apr-13 20:55:10

Mwahaha smile

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