For this week’s #WhatTheHellHappened, we caught up with Brandi, who wrote in to @AskMomAndSpawn for advice, after realizing her husband was cheating on her…with their landlord. Did I mention that the asshole also left Brandi on her birthday? As you may have guessed, @CrazyJewishMom had some OPINIONS (some of which, may have involved arson) on what to do to this cheating, “human pile of dog shit,” but we were glad to hear that Brandi is in a much better place and that her cheating husband got what he deserved (note: his penis is still intact!).
Here’s a refresher on Brandi’s original question, and an update on her story below!
“I have been happily married for almost nine years with two children. Out of the blue last week on my birthday, my husband texted me from work telling me he was seeing somebody and wasn’t coming home. Three days later, I find out he’s been screwing our MARRIED landlord for a month and has now moved in with her. I was initially in shock and heartbroken, but now I’m just disgusted and mad. I’ve immediately filed for divorce and am seeking custody of my children due to abandonment, child support, and spousal support. Should I be petty and contact the corporate office of my landlord and tell them that she is now shacked up with my husband who left me financially unable to support my family while they live rent and bill free on the companies dime?” -Brandi
So, #WhatTheHellHappened to her?
“Hi ladies! So, it’s been four months since my ‘husband’ left me on my birthday. I immediately filed for divorce, and he signed the papers without a fuss. He is engaged to the landlord and planning a summer wedding. He lost his job when he stopped going to work and when his girlfriend started showing up every day. He now makes minimum wage working for the landlord, and my lawyer withdrew the divorce until he gets a big boy job. I didn’t call her bosses and report her…yet. I’m over the entire thing, and being petty feels like it puts me on their level. My children and I moved to a new town in a cute, quaint little house that we love. We rarely see or hear from him, as he’s too busy with his new family. I recently reconnected with an old friend, and we’ve started a relationship that is going really well.”
@CrazyJewishMom: I still think you should burn the apartment complex down, but I’m so thrilled to hear that you’re moving on to BIGGER and better things! My original offer still stands if you ever want to cause some trouble though! Want me to crash their wedding?
@KateFriedmanSiegel: NOPE, trust me you don’t want that. Brandi, this was so heartening to read. It really made me smile to hear how well you and your family are doing now and to hear that you’re even excited about someone new! I think you’re totally right to rise above the petty nonsense – you know you’re in a good place when you just genuinely don’t care about the drama and have let go of your anger. The best way to tell if you’re over someone is your level of indifference.
@CrazyJewishMom: And the best way to get over someone is to get under someone new! Well done, Brandi. Well done.
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