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The men speak: Horrible things I regret doing to my ex

Donna Hussey-Whyte

Monday, September 03, 2012    

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THEY say hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, but a man scorned — or who feels he is — can be as hateful and conniving as any woman doing the Waiting to Exhale revenge dance. Just ask men like the ones below, who have confessed to horrible deeds that some now regret.

Glen, 38:

I took police to her house to take back my TV.

Glen said when he was younger he was very stingy and never felt he should share anything with women.

“I was involved with this girl for two years and never gave her even a dollar,” Glen said. “She was living with her father and one day she told me she was moving out on her own. She already had a bed and she said she wanted a TV from me because I had never given her anything.”

Glen said the following day he went and bought the TV and gave it to her. However, within a week, she left him on the premise that he was “too mean”.

“I told her I wanted back the TV,” Glen recalled. “But she said she was not returning it because it was the only thing I ever gave her.”

But a few days later, Glen met with a good friend he had in the police force and they both concocted a plan.

“He handcuffed me and took me down to her house,” Glen said, still amused. “He was in his uniform so everything looked official. When she came out he asked her: ‘You know this man?’ She said yes. He asked her if I gave her a TV. She said yes. Then he told her the TV I had given her was stolen property and that she should go get it or he would arrest her for harbouring stolen property. She started to cry. And when she came out with the TV he took it and told her he would give her a chance since she wasn’t aware of the crime. We left her there crying.”

Glen said it wasn’t until three years later that he saw her in a mall and she asked if he was OK.

“I told her yes, and that I had just been released from prison.”

Renford G, 34:

I slept with someone else the night I got married.

Renford said 12 years ago he married the woman he had been living with only because she got baptised and decided that he had to marry her or she would move in with her father.

“I married her but I really didn’t want to,” he said. “So in spite, I told her I was going to work and went and slept with another woman.” Four years later the marriage ended.

James A, 30:

I called her ghetto trash.

“I know you should never call women names, but the way my ex girlfriend was acting during a fight, I blew up and called her ‘ghetto trash’,” James said. “It was just that her behaviour was so appalling — all this raging and screaming for nothing.”

He said she never forgave him, especially since she was from ‘downtown’ and he was ‘uptown’, as she thought he was labelling her.

“Maybe somehow I was, without realising it,” he said. “We broke up soon after because it was not something she could forgive me for.”

Ed W, 40:

I told her she was fat.

“I like thin women and when I met my ex wife she was a slip of a thing. But then she got comfortable and gained a lot of weight. I know you’re supposed to love your other half, warts and all, but I could not get over the fat. So every chance I got I teased her about it, and constantly compared her to other women. They I left her temporarily for a thin woman, thinking that would encourage her to lose weight. It didn’t. Instead she filed for divorce.”

Errol C, 32:

I slept with another woman the night my wife came home with our baby.

Errol said he lost interest in his wife during the late stages of her pregnancy and spent the night with another woman the night she came home from the hospital with their first son.

“I was just not interested in her or the child,” he said. “Looking back it was a wicked thing to do but I was just not interested.”

Errol’s marriage ended some seven years later and despite remarrying, he never had other children.

Clive T, 36:

I got engaged to another woman while married.

Clive was married for four years but had no qualms about getting seriously involved with another woman, meeting her family and sharing her dreams.

“I never told her I was married and living with my wife,” Clive said. “She was so in love with me and wanted us to get married and all of that. So one February I engaged her, and she and her family were happy over the situation. I even set a wedding date for later that year. I didn’t want to set an early date because I wanted to continue seeing her intimately for as long as I could. When it was time to break up, I don’t even remember the reason I gave her for leaving,” he said. “But I didn’t care at the time.”

Walter B, 50:

I stripped her house.

“I was married but had this girl on the side. She had a young child too. She bought a house in Portmore and I later found out it was with help from another man she was seeing. I bought carpeting for the rooms in the house, as well as tiles and all kinds of things for her and her kid. When I found out about the other guy I told her I wanted back everything, even the tiles. I didn’t know she would take the bait, but she ripped everything up — carpets, tiles, bathroom fixtures, even bulbs — hired a truck and drove to my house to dump everything on my lawn. Needless to say my wife wasn’t pleased, and I lost wife and girlfriend and hurt and little girl terribly.”





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