lovesnark June 25, 2020 Share June 25, 2020 (edited) 3 hours ago, chlban said: But, the book makes it clear the marriage was troubled. During divorce proceedings Dan brought up that they had discussed divorce almost from the day of the marriage and Betty agreed. It was likely only a threat on her part, but throwing the D word can be very damaging. In the book, it also covers that there was a period where Dan and Linda did break up and Linda was actually in a relationship with another man, although she never stopped working for him. The book also talks about how Betty threw a fit that Christmas because a ring he bought for her was not up to what she thought she deserved, and she ruined everyone's Christmas over it. In the Stumbo book, she refers to it as "the best gift Betty could have given Linda" Dan moved out two months later. Yes! In the book we're told Betty had been threatening divorce for years and would routinely tell the kids they had to choose who they wanted to live with on the spot. Sadly, it almost became a joke with the kids. The fit she pitched over the ring really did help push Dan out the door. She'd found a very expensive emerald ring and told him about it. When he bought her something different, she had an epic fit and ruined Christmas for the everyone. I bet those kids probably still feel anxious every year when Christmas rolls around. I watched this episode again this afternoon and gleaned a couple of things. When she was served the final divorce papers and went on and on about how underhanded it was because she wasn't even there, she was full of shit. She had been notified over and over and over again of every hearing and ignored it. She did not attempt to contact anyone to try to move any of the hearings to a later date so she could try to have a lawyer represent her. She'd been married to one for 16 years. There is no way in hell she didn't know that court cases don't just get postponed forever if one party ignores them. She did the same thing with the Coral Reef house. She refused an offer of the asking price and said she would only accept an offer of $1 million. For a $325k house. After she'd held up two potential sales by refusing to sign the papers, her attorney told her Dan could sell it without her agreeing to it and she would be wise to take the offer. She chose to ignore what he said, then went ballistic and smashed into Dan's house with her Suburban when it happened. The Easter chase wasn't simply a case of Dan changing his mind. The kids spending the weekend with her was contingent upon her not leaving filthy messages on the answering machine and not having the boys sneak out of the house to meet her on the street like she'd been doing all along. She did both of those things. One of the boys got caught sneaking back into the house a couple days before the weekend. That's why she lost her Easter visit. Edited June 25, 2020 by lovesnark 6 6 Link to comment
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