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How divorced women are perceived


Continuation of Lena's story...

3 strikes against me

I have always been very outspoken. Men didn’t like that. They also have a certain perception of divorced women – that we are easy and loose. Divorced women are fair game; they don’t have feelings and deserve no respect. I have had horrible things said to me, and about me.

So three strikes against me: I am divorced, I think, I speak out. I was angry at life. Surely I deserved better than the cards dealt me? I started to contemplate saying yes to M. It would be a respite from the weary battles going on in my life.

When we saw each other again, I was very frank with him. I told him I was saying yes but I had nothing to offer him physically; I did not know how to please a man. My ex-husband never slept with me; he was abusive. M was shocked!

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