Divorce is a horrible thing.
Not to hear Natalie tell it.
Natalie is going thru a divorce, it seems.
And all of us that are sitting in Starbucks as she talks about it on her phone are there for her.
“He acts like its all about money. He is refusing our initial alimony request.”
Actually, sweetie, alimony is ALL ABOUT MONEY.
I can only assume that the “Our” she mentioned is her lawyer and her.
Not sure who she is talking to, but one thing is abundantly clear.
The world owes this bitch a living.
That may sound harsh, but I have been listening to her for the last 30 minutes and you haven’t.
So trust me on this.
Here are some of the basic facts.
- They have been married for 5 years.
- Natalie was the other woman that broke up her husbands last marriage.
- They have no kids.
- He already had a profitable business.
- Natalie has not worked in the marriage, and in fact, has never had a job.
Let me dissect this for you.
5 years of marriage is not all that long. I once had an ingrown toenail for 5 years. Given the choice of that or Natalie for 5 years, I would rather limp around and hope it goes away.
Natalie started out as the other woman. Oddly enough, I do not throw the moral hit on her for that, I put it squarely on him She didn’t swear to love honor and cherish his last wife, he did. Shame on him.
As for the no kids, thank god. Not because of the looming divorce, but because I really think the community gene pool takes a serious hit when she reproduces.
So, he has a profitable business and I am going to go out on a limb and say that she did not give up a quarter million a year career to marry him.
So you have a marriage that she has brought nothing to the table other than bedroom skills, and while those are definitely an asset, they do not necessarily equate to financial terms.
At least they don’t in any other areas of life other than the porn industry or divorce.
That is an incredibly harsh line, but, since I am still laughing at it and as near as I can see, is pretty brutally true, it stays.
Deal with it.
I guess I would feel different about it if I didn’t just find her whole attitude to be one of crocodile tears and self entitlement.
Back in the old days, and by old days, I mean the days when your grandfather first met your grandmother, women did not work, and other than keeping the home and raising kids, had no marketable job skills.
Alimony made sense.
Plus, divorce was rare.
Nowadays, if one of your grown kids gets married and has no job skills, never develops any and needs alimony or they will end up homeless, feel free to consider yourself a failure as a parent.
Raise your kids to stand on their own feet, taking care of themselves. Never losing sight of that individuality and ability to survive on their own.
Because divorce happens more often than not when one member of the marriage is convinced that every year of marriage carries a dollar amount.
To paraphrase Dan Akroyd, when Natalie is flat on her back, the meter is running.
As cruel as it sounds, the best thing, learning experience wise, that could happen to Natalie is that she gets screwed in the divorce.
Then, she would be forced to enter the world of the worker.
And, hopefully, grow up a bit.
Because the spoiled self-entitled monster I have been listening too makes my teeth itch.
And, if you look at it from the right angle, there is a child involved in this divorce.
Except that nobody wants custody of her.