A barren marriage makes a barren life, especially when he is extremely controlling. I should have known when he said ,after paying $3.00 for a marriage license, ” I OWN YOU NOW.” I should have run away screaming! Many, many people, teachers & students. Especially sweet, wise and kind Larry worked hard to keep me from marrying Duffus.
Oh, but Frances could not wait to get me married off to him. Latter after I and my children had suffered much abuse & after the divorce, she told Coleen, ” I guess I should have done something after he told me he had killed a man.
He was 17, those records were closed, so why did he tell her that. Those two liked putting their heads together and trashing me. It made a bond between them. Later after the divorce, in which he did manage to get the lions share of money and I did not crumble & turn to him, as he thought I would. He went to Martinez & tried to convince Frances to help him get a court order to put him in control of me & my finances, stating my mental state.
yes I was abused and yes it caused me much grief, but never was my mental state in question. after I had lived with him and not collapsed. OF ALL THE NERVE. oh well. Past history, if he were not messing with me so much he would be but a dim memory.