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Author: ChiliChild Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 44783  
Subject: Re: An Open Letter Date: 10/10/2012 12:32 PM
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You speak the truth, Brewer.

I, too, am worried sick for a friend married to someone I do not trust. I've never seen evidence of violence, but he has screamed, yelled and berated her in front of us. He is a manipulative, cheating liar, yet she stays with him. It sickens me, worries me and has begun to affect our friendship because it is becoming more and more difficult to even be in his presence and she tries to force it.

It actually makes me think she's suffering from Stockholm Syndrome. He is nasty and manipulative for an extended period and then suddenly does something minimally nice. She is so appreciative, all is well for the time being.

Her other friends despise him, as well, and have little or nothing to do with him, but she really tries to force him on us. He treats her son like garbage and calls him names; even went so far as to tell her she should disinherit him. I commented that if she did the same to his daughter he'd go off the rails and she agreed.

She was an only child and coddled all her life, so it's likely she is afraid to leave someone who pays the bills and takes care of things despite being a serious @*shole. She is his fifth wife and is the one with the inherited millions; he is the one who controls those millions. I strongly suspect he is moving it offshore. I worry for her safety.

I also think he may read TMF. If so, I've got your number and you make me sick.

Chili
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