I have to agree with Brit_Pair 100%. "Bill" should have kept his fucking mouth shut. Unfortunately I've known guys like Bill before, and basically they are what we used to call in my sordid youth "pussy whipped". This Mary was leading him around by the nose, and he let her do it. Concomitant to this, such men usually can't keep their mouths shut to their wives, either.Originally posted by Alura
We met a lady soon after we returned to America and remained friends through two husbands and countless boyfriends for about fifteen years. She and Mrs. Alura had discussed a threesome early in the friendship, when Mary was still single, and "Mary" agreed it would be fun but it never happened.
One Sunday, Mary's husband "Bill" and I were working on his motorcycle in my garage when I noticed he seemed upset. He said Mary was angry because she had come into the garage and "caught him" looking at a calendar on my wall. (It was a bikinied lady who looked much like Mrs. Alura when I first met her.) "She's so damned jealous, it's driving me nuts!" he said.
He had to rush home from work every day because if he was a few minutes late, she'd accuse him of stopping off at some woman's house for a quickie. She had also "caught him" masturbating and was furious about that at the time.
For a few hours, while turning wrenches and chasing parts, Bill and I talked about jealousy. During the course of the conversation, as a way of showing him how jealousy and love don't relate, I told him about our hobby. There was never any suggestion of playing. Both of us agreed Mary would not understand. He said he'd never tell her (about our swinging) because she'd not understand. I agreed.
The next day my office phone rang and Mary ranted at me for about fifteen minutes, accusing me of trying to trick her husband into wanting to "swap wives" with us. She slammed down the phone. We haven't heard from them since. That's been almost six years.
The saddest part was when the boys asked, "How come we don't get to play with the "Jones" kids anymore? They never come over." I didn't really have an answer.
She was obviously not only very insecure, but a control freak as well. Yet some men will let their wives get away with treating them in such a manner.
The saddest part is that sooner or later relationships like this usually come to a bad end. Note Bill's anger at her jealousy. I mean, getting upset over his looking at a picture on a calendar? Give me a break! As for having caught him masturbating, someone should have clued her in on something; if you line up ten men and nine admit they masturbate from time to time, you have found yourself one liar.
But this sort of thing creates festering resentments that eventually build up to the point where things blow up and a divorce is usually the result. It was unfortunate that you guy were, albeit temporarily, caught in the middle...