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Thanks Again Chelsea, and LOL

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in response to reader comment: Thank God we dodged the bullet!

Submitted by Robin (United States), Jul 5, 2019 at 15:45

I agree with you 100% about his (in)ability to survive in the U.S. He thought he would be riding high, but the only work he would have qualified for here would have been low skilled, and I know he would NOT have been happy. I had two potential jobs lined up for him, one being a plumbing assistant, and the other with waste management. After being an accountant in Morocco and bitching about the long hours and his boss, he wouldn't have lasted long at either of these jobs - they would have been beneath him. What's funny is that he went to South Korea for better opportunities, but the only work he is getting there is also of the low-skilled variety, and it's all temporary - mostly line work, until the job(s) are finished. What's also funny is he has no one he can rely on there like he was counting on relying on me if he made it here. He can have his life hanging out with his North and South African buddies that he shares an apartment with (they have their own community in Seoul), struggling to find regular work and scamming the system. He's been living the single life and trying to score Korean chicks while leading on his main squeeze in Casablanca, just like he was doing to me. He is undoubtedly not happy that I foiled his "dream" to come to the U.S., but he'd rather be miserable than admit to being wrong about anything, such as the way he treated me. To him, women are unimportant beyond what they can do for him, and what he can do them for (not what he can do for them - he does nothing for anyone unless it doesn't cost him a dime). In his eyes he is God's gift, and any woman should feel lucky just to be in his presence (never mind that he should have felt lucky to have ME). I should never have tolerated his treatment, but I guess I was so stunned by his audacity, after everything I had done and was doing for him, that I was in denial. He would have been entitled to half my property in my state as well, and we both would have been financially responsible for these guys for the next 10 years, so yes, you and I definitely dodged a bullet. None of this makes me happy, but it could have been so much worse.

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