“I’m going back to my ex-wife”
“Why?” I asked. I thought I already knew the answer.
“You don’t understand. If you saw her you would. The sex is amazing”
He had said something similar the last time we spoke but at that point he was just hooking back up with her for the sex. I didn’t think he was contemplating trying the relationship out again.
From what he had told me, I figured she was bipolar with likely borderline personality disorder. A dangerous combination. He knew this. He’d been through it. Was he willing to trade great sex for a miserable co-existence? Could he not find someone else to build a stronger connection with? I don’t give advice for things like this unless specifically asked and he wasn’t asking. He was just telling and I was just listening.
“I don’t think she’s using drugs anymore”
Well that’s always a plus.
He was a recovering opiate addict. He’d been clean from opiates for over a year but not completely sober. He’d still dabble in marijuana from time to time. I couldn’t see him relapsing due to her, but I definitely didn’t see her being an overall positive in his life. I knew he was hoping to be the positive influence on her.
“And she’s my kids’ mother. I think it’s important she be involved in their lives”
And there’s the rub.