In reply to "Things may not be what they appear to be." by lpc1998
mirin - 08:50am May 17, 2001 SGT (184.108.40.206.1.2)
You said, "why does the wife leave her old man alone with such irresistible temptation? At best, she seems to think only about her shopping with her children and nothing else. At worse, it could be a clever way of getting rid of the old, irritable, unbearable partner. After the children have sufficiently grown up with good divorce terms and plenty of sympathy from friend, family and society."
In a marital dispute, outsiders will never really get the true story of the breakup. Anyway, it's not easy for her to overcome this emotional upheaval. She has aged a lot since the divorce. It's not about money and children, it's the emotional betrayal that gnaws at her self-esteem.