Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Too late....

I got a call from Greg the other day. Once again, he's doing horrible. He said, "Well, sorta horrible."

He's been in a world of panic lately. His car broke down (a $2,000 repair), so he's walking to work (two hour walk). He's broke. Utilities and rent are due. So, he gets home the other day and his mentally-ill wife is spiraling into an "episode." It seems she's been threatening suicide lately, saying, "If I had a way to kill myself, I would."

This explains why he never mentions her taking care of their son.

But on this day, the burdens were already too heavy. He asked her to try to be strong, for just one day. "Give me just one day," he said.

She went ballistic. Told him he was worthless (despite being her sole support and provider) and kicked his ass out of the house. HIS house.

He decides he's about done with all of this. The following day, she comes to his workplace and asks if he's coming back. He says no. He's had it.

She proceeds to try to beat the shit out of him. His manager restrains her while Greg calls the police. She's arrested.

"That's it," he says. "I'm finished. I'm done with her."

Our conversation ended there, because he was at work and needed to go. It leaves a lot of unanswered questions. I hoped to get them answered today, but he was not at work. That's usually a bad sign for him. I need to talk to him again because there's things we need to get clear, like....

Darlin', I care about you, but don't plan on running away to Colorado....the place that was here for you has been filled.

7 comments:

Driving With the Brakes On said...

Yikes! I hope things get better for him, and that he really is able to make the changes he needs to get to a better place. And you are a fantastic friend, both for keeping up with him and for offering the support you have!

Cinder-Single said...

wondering if he has walked away from her, would he try to walk back to you? hmmmmmmmm

S.

Blogget Jones said...

Driving: Thank you! I just hope he thinks clearly, and unselfishly, and gets custody of their little boy (who is autistic).

Single: Yes, he would. He has said to me recently, "You know I love you, right?" I was taking it as the "friendly" love, like with South Carolina, but now I'm thinking I could be wrong....

Gingers Mom said...

Poor guy. That is a terrible situation. :(

Blogget Jones said...

It really is a bad spot to be in. He has a rough road ahead of him. I don't think he's thinking about how rough, just yet.

darth sardonic said...

man, that is tough blogget, hope things work out best for everyone.

Blogget Jones said...

Me, too, Darth....