"If only we'd stop trying to be happy, we could have a pretty good time."
- Edith Wharton

Friday, April 9, 2010

There's No Manual for This!

Actual email I just received from ExH:
Btw- I have a date tonight with two chicks. I forgot what day it was. I guess I have to cancel on one but that's not what I'm worried about. Or i could eat twice. A date - so how exactly do these things work? I'm completely embarrased right now but honestly you are the only person I would ever ask this, which I get is weird, and sorta wrong, but I've never, and I mean never gone on a "date."
Oh good lord. Not that this is the first time he has come to me for relationship advice. This is FAR less awkward than when I counseled him on how to win the cheatee back. (Which either didn't work or he decided against trying ... I didn't ask.) As R said when I forwarded him the email, "On the plus side, he's making your blog easy for you."


  1. Wow, if this isn't a great anecdote! So, what will you do? (Ask him to seek counsel elsewhere?)

    Thanks for your great comment @Singlemommyhood!!

  2. Of course, thank you for your great comment @Singlemommyhood. A BIG thanks for the Hudson Jeans recommendation.

    Do let us know how the "counseling" request turned out. You just can't make this stuff up!

  3. I had to share this one with my own husband. He just shook his head and said all you can do is laugh at it all. You are some kind of person to look at it all in humor and light.

  4. Oh, gosh, well, if I couldn't laugh about it, I would go insane. You just can't make this stuff up!

    I offered up some quick advice -- don't talk too much about the divorce, show lots of interest in her, pick up the check, don't order spaghetti, etc. -- then suggested he give his therapist a call to discuss appropriate boundaries! :)