Date: November 19, 2013 02:15PM
I remember a young woman in my ward,whose ex-husband had filed for divorce after only 6 weeks of marriage. From what I heard from my friends (I was a fairly recent convert) the whole marriage came about rather strangely. She and the guy had never even sat together in church. He just approached her one Sunday and said,"I've got enough Frequent Flyer points to go to Sydney. You want to go and get married?" How romantic! (Sydney, far as I know, has Australia's only temple, though there was talk of building one in Melbourne)
According to an old gossip, whom I was close to, this woman had been bone lazy, claiming she couldn't prepare meals, because she'd cut herself at the temple, losing her job selling Electrolux, due to too many sickies,etc. The general consensus at church was that it had been a very long 6 weeks for the former husband. The woman was shunned by all and sundry,for having failed as a wife.
She had a thing for the youngest son of the aforementioned old gossip and he treated her like dirt,which didn't exactly endear him to me. (He liked me, which was most unusual around there, another story for another time. I wasn't interested, he was a 30-year-old Mummy's boy.)
His mother would never have let him marry the divorced woman anyway, as he was set to inherit the big, posh house and everything in it. Word had certainly got around, what a bad housekeeper the divorced woman was. I was told all this, when I went around to see the old gossip and talk to her about the way her darling son had been treating this poor woman. She took the attitude, "He's an adult, I can't control him." Whatever!