Online dating after first meeting with ex
He would never divorce her, he said: it would cost him too much.Tom lived a thwarted life, it seemed to me, imprisoned by his wealth. Lose some weight and start looking after yourself physically.
He was shocked I’d never married nor had children, and incredulous that I had gone back to live so close to the home town we’d both yearned to escape.
We chugged through the dusk on a B-road in his mother’s battered Mini, swapping stories of our day at school.
We laughed about how much we hated Voltaire (we were studying him for French A-level), and decided to pop into town to buy the Eagles’ Hotel California album we both wanted.
I asked what he meant: predictably, he took the absence of a husband and children in my life as evidence of failure.
I think maybe that is what I had hoped for — that the rediscovery of someone so significant in my youth might shine an interesting light on that past and provide the opportunity for a profound new friendship.