- Selling divorce? Check.
- Eat Pray Love nonsense? Check.
- Female Martyrdom? Check.
- Aging Post Marital Spinster? Check.
- Ex husband who ended up better off? Check.
- Photos fit for a geriatric performance of Grease? Check! Check! Check!
‘I know it sounds like a cliche, but I was desperate to break out of my marriage and do something exhilarating,’ she recalls. ‘For three years before I left my husband I had growing feelings of doubt which, in the end, I just couldn’t ignore.
The thing is, women are waiting so long to marry now they really have to hustle to divorce in time while still playing the trapped in marriage card. Our poor trapped 38 year old heroine was married for a whole 2 years before firing up the script. After three years of melodrama, she pulled the trigger:
So Lucy left Mark, her husband of five years, and their picturesque cottage in Hampshire to embark on a year-long adventure that would lead her to a new life, in a new country, with a new, younger lover.
Now she is 45 and I’m guessing has burned through whatever savings she had. Oh well, I’m sure it will work out just fine for her. She probably will find out that her boyfriend is a secret multi-millionaire. Happens all the time.