Man Spent 10 Years In The Woods Hiding From His Overbearing Wife

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Source: emmaus.org.uk

Malcolm Applegate’s life was all fine and dandy until shortly after he got married, when he realized his wife was absolutely the type of woman who deserves to be ghosted

Via emmaus.org.uk:

The more work I took on, the angrier my wife got – she didn’t like me being out of the house for long periods of time. The controlling behaviour started to get out of hand and she demanded that I cut my hours. After a long time trying to stay in the marriage, I decided to leave for good. Without a word to anyone, not even family, I packed up and left… I went missing for 10 years.

On leaving, I camped in thick woodland near Kingston, and made that home for five years while maintaining the gardens at a local community centre for the elderly.

You know you’re a terrible significant other when your partner would rather crap in the woods and go without hot water and regular meals for a decade than spent another second with you.

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Today, J.D. Salinger Would Have Been a Sex Offender

Jd salinger jean millerThe documentary Salinger on Netflix is very interesting, and not only because of the countless fans who would show up unannounced at J.D. Salinger’s house and leave notes asking for “some answer to something in their lives,” the journalist hired to sneak a photo of an aging, highly reclusive Salinger, or even John Lennon’s killer’s obsession with Catcher in the Rye that stuck me about the film. It was his repeated relationships with underage and much younger women, which are highlighted in detail for the duration of Salinger.

1. In 1941, at age 21, Salinger began dating 16-year-old Oona O’Neil, “debutante of the year” and daughter of Nobel prize-winning playwright Eugene O’Neill who was photographed by yesteryear’s paparazzi at clubs with a glass of milk because she wasn’t old enough to consume alcohol.

2. In May of 1946, not long after suffering a nervous breakdown during his time in WWII, Salinger met and married Sylvia Louise Welter, a member of the Nazi party. At 27, she was hardly underage, but this relationship is interesting not only because Salinger himself was Jewish but because it only lasted less than a month after they had returned to the States.

He didn’t try to kiss me or hug me or squeeze me or anything the way other people did. Maybe I was too old for him. I think he liked younger girls. I was only 7 years younger, I think maybe he preferred 12 years. Younger than that…

-Leila Hadley Luce, friend

3. At age 30, after his annulment to Sylvia Louise, Salinger began a platonic relationship with Jean Miller, then 14, who describes walking along the pier and sharing popcorn and ice cream with him. “I was fresh and new like a breath of spring,” she says.

4. Salinger met his second wife, Claire Douglas, when she was 19. They married when she was 21 and he was 36. The 15-year age difference wasn’t the problem, it was his refusal to attend to Claire or his children while writing Franny and Zooey in a shed on their property.

Thinking back on the guys who sat around the poker table, what distinguished Jerry out of that pack was that there was in him no doubt that he was going to be published, no doubt that he had an enormous talent, and no doubt that everybody else at the poker table was inferior to him.

-A.E. Hotchner, friend of both Ernest Hemingway and J.D. Salinger

5. In 1965, after Salinger, 54, published his very last story, he sent a letter to 18-year-old writer Joyce Maynard after she appeared on the cover of New York Times Magazine. They lived together shortly, but the relationship ended when Salinger told Maynard he was not interested in having any more children. She went on to write about her time with him, which of course made Salinger almost as irate as the time his editor put a comma in one of his short stories without his approval.

Read: Why Joyce Maynard Is Right About J.D. Salinger

 

 

 

Bieber and Gomez Re-Re-Re-Re-Kindle Romance

Justin and Selena back together 2013 Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber – unofficial Guinness Book of World Record holders for breaking up and getting back together the most – united on Instagram, confirming rumors that they loved each other like love songs as long as you love me on the 4th of July. Whatever. I’m more interested in the face Taylor Swift is making at this exact moment… Say what you want about Swifty, but she doesn’t go back for seconds. She feeds the strays, kicks them out, then locks her house up like Ethan Hawke in the The Purge to write a Grammy-winning cash cow of a song about them.

Speaking of relationships, I just lost an entire friendship because someone I’ve known since 3rd grade started dating my other [former best] friend’s ex-boyfriend.  Continue reading “Bieber and Gomez Re-Re-Re-Re-Kindle Romance”

Rihanna Calls Chris Brown ‘A Mistake,’ Says She’ll Leave If He Hits Her Again

Rihanna Rollingstone 2013 Usually we read short paragraphs about Rihanna‘s relationship with Chris Brown in fairly spaced-out interviews.

Her latest, in Rolling Stone, is the anabolic-steroid version of that.

As in, MORE paragraphs about why Chris Brown is good for her which equals MORE hair-pulling from my side (and my “side” includes Lena Dunham, who doesn’t have very much hair to spare).

Former Wendy’s clown Rihanna says she’s positive that Chris Brown will never hit her again.

“He doesn’t have the luxury of f**king up again,” she tells RS contributing editor Josh Eells. “That’s just not an option. I can’t say that nothing else will ever go wrong. But I’m pretty solid in the knowing that he’s disgusted by that. And I wouldn’t have gone this far if I ever thought that was a possibility.”  Continue reading “Rihanna Calls Chris Brown ‘A Mistake,’ Says She’ll Leave If He Hits Her Again”

‘Terrible Husband’ Fred Armisen Talks Elisabeth Moss Marriage

Fred Armisen Howard Stern interviewAfter divorcing husband of eight months Fred Armisen, Mad Men star Elisabeth Moss once saidOne of the greatest things I heard someone say about him is, ‘He’s so great at doing impersonations. But the greatest impersonation he does is that of a normal person.”

Armisen opened up about his relationship with Moss and [former] fellow SNL cast member Abby Elliott to Howard Stern on Thursday, Jan. 3. “I think I was a terrible husband, I think I’m a terrible boyfriend,” he admitted. 

“Little by little I’m sort of learning to fix that, I’m not settled in on being a bad boyfriend. I think I get very caught up in the beginning.”  Continue reading “‘Terrible Husband’ Fred Armisen Talks Elisabeth Moss Marriage”

Rihanna For Harper’s Bazaar, August 2012

Rihanna has a fun, predictable routine when being interviewed by high-profile magazines. She talks about relationships every time, and in some non-subtle way, manages to mention Chris Brown. Here’s what she’s telling Harper’s Bazaar:

“When I was in love, I fell so hard. I was really, really, really in love. The way it made me feel was priceless. And in a blink of an eye my whole life changed. Everything that I knew was different. I never thought I’d feel that pain in my life. I’m afraid of feeling that again.”

That’s her second Chris Brown quote. A line she manages to drop without mentioning his name. The first refers to a song he was featured on, the controversial “Birthday Cake” remix:

“The fans could have said, ‘We don’t want anything to do with it,’ I understood that people had every right to be concerned about it. But I didn’t see it that way because I’m in a different place.”  Continue reading “Rihanna For Harper’s Bazaar, August 2012”