Elliot’s marriage collapsed.
His wife had an affair he had not even imagined. He of it when she threw it in his face when he, the great Elliot, made one of his unilateral decisions.
Elliot had a large ego.
He had owned such a full life. He had done this, he had been there; he believed that there was nothing Elliot couldn’t do. He looked in a mirror and considered himself far beyond handsome.
His wife was his appendage. She was to be home with the children, anxious for his attention when he came in.
His wife, feeling neglected and insulted, had entered into an affair with Elliot’s boss. There was no chance of Elliot interrupting them. Boss set Elliot to work late, and pinched one of the secretaries to call him when Elliot left.
The secretary, who considered Elliot full of himself, assumed the boss wanted her to watch him to makes sure he really did the work and didn’t sneak out.
So, when the Great Elliot had it thrown in his face, he could’t take it. He ran away from home and went back to Mommy…
and he had to do something to show his wife he was all that.
Elliot had met a beautiful young woman, Tammy, with whom he’d never gone beyond smiles, politeness, thin friendship.
Elliot pursued Tammy, got her to fall in love with him, move in with him. He could stride around with her on his arm to prove that he still ‘had it’.
After a few months Elliot felt he’d made a point and wanted to move on. Every time he looked at Tammy he thought of his ex-wife. Tammy wasn’t his girl friend so much as she was to make his wife feel jealous.
Not needing his wife to feel jealous nor slighted, as he was no longer interested in her, what use was Tammy?
So he junks Tammy as if she’s a broken cell phone, and goes on with his life.
And Tammy is to wonder, what did she do wrong?
Shortly after, Elliot met Rita. Rita was the kind of woman that dressed and posed and acted as if she had a meter on her bed. To Elliot she was ‘hot’ and he posted numerous photos to his Facebook page.
This only hurt Tammy who had loved him. It was used by his wife as proof that he was not fit to raise their children.
And it was used by prospective employers to NOT hire him for a serious position.
As most men, Elliot didn’t consider the ‘why’ his wife had begun an affair and take the blame. Admit he had neglected her. Admit that he was so focused on his life, his likes, his desires, that he didn’t know if she was happy or sad, interested or bored.
As most men, Elliot saw no problem in using another women to make his wife ‘jealous’ and/or prove that he still ‘had it’. But when Tammy became real, as most men, he dumped her.
Dumped her for a woman which was one dimension, who had one use. And never realised what that said about him.