When Gossip Attacks
Early last fall a local family moved away to a nearby town. Our sons played together. We had gone to the beach together as families. I shopped with her, did “mom night’s” with her. Our husbands helped each other out with projects. The friendship though started to fade away about 2 or 3 years ago.
The husband works for an auto dealership and she works part time. Their house was small but impeccable. Everything updated, beautifully furnished. They were amazing and gracious hosts and always having friends and neighbors over for parties and holidays. The wife was also always impeccably dressed. I envied her clothing and sense of style.
The way I had originally heard it, they had listed their home for sale and it was purchased faster than they were prepared for. They decided to move in with the husband’s parents in a nearby town until they found a new home to move into. The children were pulled from the town’s school and we have not seen them since.
The other day I was at a friend’s home and she told me a different story. Completely different story.
Apparently the wife was in charge of the family’s finances. She fell behind in the bills because as the old adage goes: You can’t spend more than you earn. She hid this from the husband. She then went and refinanced the house back to the bank but couldn’t keep up with the payments then either. All hidden. Until the bank foreclosed on the home. They owed more money than the house was even worth and even in living with family, they are struggling financially.
I guess stories of foreclosure and people struggling financially are nothing new in this economy. Who isn’t hurting right now?
However. this is where it even becomes more of a soap opera. She owned up to having an affair that had been going on for 4 years.
How must the husband have felt on hearing all of this? To have no idea that he was losing his house? To find out that his wife had been having a long term affair? I can’t imagine…….
Gossip…..stinks. I can’t help but feel badly even for the wife. I wish them nothing but a brighter future.
Now I get why.