Melanie and Joe had lived together for five years, then tied the knot last summer in a lavish wedding with loads of friends and no cost spared.
And now, not even half a year later, they were separated, living in different places and set on divorce.
Why, after 5 years, had she become “abrasive” to him? She’d always been a big woman, but to be called “more than the handful this guy can handle”?
As she had suspected, another woman had entered the picture. The ex-girlfriend of some remote relative invited to the wedding.
But things weren’t all that bad. In a way it felt like a fog had lifted – she was now enjoying life and, going out with the girls, rediscovering a freedom she hadn’t even known she’d missed.
Joe, she knew now in heart and mind, was no loss. Strange that it had taken a wedding to show her…
– James Steerforth (© 1011)
Written using abrasive, handful, loss from 3WW. Not even fiction … this is what happened to a colleague of mine.