Is it really good for the children to see their father so pathetically emasculated on a daily basis? That’s the question that swirls around July’s Beta of the Month candidate, a broken man who continues living under the same roof (for which he likely foots the full bill) with his happy ex-wife in a refitted “divorce house” that’s partitioned down the middle. ...He is right. No man should put up with this sort of nonsense. Too often men are praised for sacrificing their manhood for the sake of a contemptible woman. CH admires men being men and women being women.
Everyone in this family is smiling except for the house eunuch: ...
The only sure cure for an ex-wife is moving out of the country and covering all your tracks. Or, you can be all the beta you wanna be and share an exquisitely demarcated home with an ex-wife who loves taking photos of your hang-dog face to show the world how much she has your balls in a vise.
In related news, the West is still collapsing. Event horizon endgame should be any day now.
I question whether supervised visitation is good for the children.
Bad as this man is, a reader sent me a worse example:
Julia Charlene Merfeld said she wanted her husband killed because “it was easier than divorcing him.”You can also watch the video on the NY Daily News or on Yahoo News.
That explanation came in a meeting with a man Merfeld thought she was hiring to do the murder.
Merfeld, 21, of Muskegon didn’t know the man was really an undercover police detective, or that she was being recorded on a hidden videocamera.
“When I first decided to do this … it’s not that we weren’t getting along,” she says on the video. “But … terrible as it sounds, it was easier than divorcing him.
"You know, I didn’t have to worry about the judgment of my family, I didn’t have to worry about breaking his heart, all that stuff like this. It’s, like, how I got a clean getaway.”
Another motive, authorities have said, was the 27-year-old husband’s $400,000 life insurance policy. Julia Merfeld told the fake hit man he’d be paid $50,000 from the proceeds, in a series of weekly $9,000 installments to avoid suspicion from her bank.
Merfeld pleaded guilty June 27 to solicitation to murder.
Her husband and intended victim asked that she get no jail time at all, the sentencing judge said in court at the time of her guilty plea. Instead, Chief Muskegon County Circuit Judge William C. Marietti committed to cap her minimum sentence at six years. The maximum can be anything up to life in prison, depending on Marietti’s decision at her sentencing July 30.
I used to think that men were always admirable when they took extreme measures to support their families. I was wrong. These men are enablers of bad behavior, and are despicable.
Here is Monday's newspaper advice column:
Dear Annie: I am 15 and the oldest of four boys. During one of many fights between my parents, my mom left the house with my brothers and me, and we spent the night at a shelter.The kids were disloyal to go to the shelter. There was no reason for them to do. They should listen to their dad and not the stupid guidance counselor.
Our grandparents told our father that we have no values because we went with our mom. They say we are old enough to know better. This makes us feel guilty about the fights. Now my grandparents refuse to see us even for our birthdays, because they say we are not loyal to the family and don't deserve them.
Annie, we are losing our family and our grandparents all at once. Our school guidance counselor tells us it's not our fault, but we feel like outcasts.