I forgot to mention that my painter's ex-husband eventually saw the error of his ways. After 10 years apart, he asked her to marry him again. So she did. And they've been happily re-married for 20 years. She's not hanging out in bars any more but she puts on a pretty good show for me.......(I'm gonna harden my heart........I'm gonna swallow my tears.......I'm gonna lea-ea-eave you he-e-e-e-e-re.....).
And, yes, he is such a crank and she wants to put a pillow over his face.
But she loves him.
happy valentine's day :)