Meeting the Ex-Wife

What Not to Do When You’re Meeting Your Older Man’s Ex-Wife for the First Time: Part 2

Patrick’s ex-wife’s name was Deb­o­rah. She didn’t get up from her chair behind the teak desk to meet me, but I offered my hand and, some­what reluc­tantly, she took it. She was a small, full-figured woman who was obvi­ously quite a few years older than I was. As most women do, she sized me up as quickly as I did her. I couldn’t help but notice the resent­ful look on her face. She […]

What Not to Do When You’re Meeting Your Older Man’s Ex-Wife for the First Time: Part 1

Although my rela­tion­ship with my older man wasn’t clas­si­fied as “cheat­ing” or adul­ter­ous, since we were both tech­ni­cally sin­gle, there was still a tinge of illic­it­ness to it. Patrick was still close to his ex-wife with whom he had had three chil­dren. In fact, they worked together at the com­pany he founded. And she was not just some sec­re­tary or admin­is­tra­tive assis­tant; she was the chief of oper­a­tions, which means she was […]