Journal Journeys Revealed
Edited by Lisa Crregier
Susan was apprehensive. But she couldn’t help herself. It had been a while since a man had brought her flowers and she was impressed. Though her intuition was nudged slightly by the gold wedding band Armand wore on his right hand, which he claimed belonged to his deceased father, she was in love, and she chose not to be “paranoid,” about all the good treatment she was receiving. After two months of fine dining and limo rides; they moved in together and set a wedding date two months away. However, a month later, she came home early from work and found a woman in her kitchen, in her lingerie, cooking him a meal. After a fight broke out, he finally left and eventually sued her for breach of promise.
Tracy had been hesitant at first to get involved with Tom who had written separated on his job application, but she found his smile and personality to be irresistible. During the interview, she caught him looking at her admiringly, and she was so taken by his good looks that she hired him without even checking his references. Three months later, she moved in with him when her apartment building converted to condominiums. She was convinced that her prayers had been finally answered, and they would marry soon. He claimed his divorce was “just around the corner.” But it was not to be. Two days before Christmas, he came home and told her she would have to move immediately because his wife was coming home for Christmas.
Gerald & Kathy met in the supermarket when their shopping carts collided. They dated for twenty-four days and decided to elope. Kathy was quoted as saying, “when you find love, there’s no need to wait.” Four weeks after they got married, Gerald went to pick her up from work as a surprise and ended up breaking her nose and jaw when he saw her hugging a male co-worker as they were leaving work. The marriage was annulled a month later.
Joel and Marie met on a ski trip. Joel lived in Houston and Marie lived in New York. But distance did not impede the progress of their relationship, as Joel flew back and forth in pursuit of his dream girl.” Three months later, Joel proposed marriage, and Marie accepted. Since Marie didn’t have a family, and Joel had a large one, they agreed to have the wedding in Houston the following month. However, four days before the wedding, Marie disappeared without a trace. But Joel refused to give up. On their scheduled wedding day, he stood in front of the church with his parents in the rain for over four hours waiting on her to show. She finally called two weeks later and said she wasn’t ready to be married and she didn’t know how to tell him.