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Maine-ah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:30 PM
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ok, here's a disturbing story for you.
a guy I used to work with called me tonight to ask me if his ex's son happened to get a job where I work. I of course had to ask why.......

so, they aren't divorced yet, but they go to court in January. I knew they had split, and she took everything in the house with her. Apparently, one afternoon, the guy I worked with, walked in on his wife fucking her 18 y.o. son.

so, there you go. My rather disturbing story of the night.


only in Maine.

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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:31 PM
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1. Excuse me???
:puke:

RL
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Maine-ah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:32 PM
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2. that's what I said.
the kid is working where I work too. so now everytime I see him, this is all I'm gonna think about.
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:33 PM
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3. bookmarking this thread
thanks for posting it.
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Maine-ah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:35 PM
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4. well, I needed to get this out of my brain b/f I went to sleep
I thought this would be the best place to do it. Personally, I think I need some hot pokers thrust into my eyes at this point. Bad pics going on.
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:36 PM
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5. Not that it's important, but I'm unclean on the chain of events.
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 08:39 PM by Peake
He walked in on them after they were getting divorced? Or is it the cause of the divorce? "Her son"? He's not the father? Oy.

Edit: "Unclean on the chain of events" :rofl: I can never help expressing myself!
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Maine-ah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:37 PM
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6. ok....
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 08:38 PM by Maine-ah
this is the reason they're getting divorced, and the 18 y.o. is his stepson.


edited for spelling.
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:40 PM
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11. "Ouch", on so many levels.
I hope that sharing it has in some amount taken it from your mind.
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Maine-ah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:42 PM
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13. that's what I'm working on at the moment.
I'm hoping for someone to give me one, at least one, unbelievably crass dark comment to make me laugh about this so I can get the image out of my brain.
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 12:16 AM
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37. If it helps any...
When I click My DU, one of my replies to this thread shows as "Not that it's important, but I'm unclean..."

Hope you get a grin as well :)
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Tyler Durden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 07:46 AM
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39. OK, here goes:
Geez.

And after he spent 9 months trying like HELL to get OUT of the same damned place.

Crass and dark enough?

Now I must go and take a 5 minute meditation/mind shower break.
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Maine-ah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 07:53 AM
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40. ooh, that's a winner.
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Tyler Durden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 07:54 AM
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41. Thanks, I think.
Maybe I'm just a prude, but the Oedipus Rex thing always creeped me more than I can even measure.
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mainegreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:37 PM
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7. Vile beyond all measure.
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Maine-ah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:40 PM
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10. absolutely agree with ya MG.
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:38 PM
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8. Alas, that shit happens all over
:puke:

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Maine-ah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:40 PM
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12. I know a couple of first cousins who are married too.
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 08:41 PM by Maine-ah
and have kids. One who is not quite right.
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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:45 PM
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31. A marriage between cousins is entirely unrelated.
Trying to link that to incest is the result of some weird notions we have in this country, and a lot of ignorance and cultural taboos that predate modern genetics.

Some facts:

No European country prohibits marriage between first cousins. It is also legal throughout Canada and Mexico to marry your cousin. The U.S. is the only western country with cousin marriage restrictions, and even in the US, half the states allow it, including those with the largest populations. In other words, it's legal for most people here, as well.

It is estimated that 20 percent of all couples worldwide are first cousins. It is also estimated that 80 percent of all marriages historically have been between first cousins.

Current studies indicate that cousin couples have a lower ratio of miscarriages -- perhaps because body chemistry of cousins is more similar.

The rate of birth defects is about the same as a woman over 40 having children, and less than the rate for people having in Vitro. The normal rate of defects is 2-3%, and if you are also first cousins, there is an added rate of 1.7 - 2.8%. Meaning that if you are friends with a couple and one of their kids has a birth defect, the odds lean toward it NOT being related to them being cousins at all, more likely just one of those things that happens in life.

------------------------------
A cousin marriage is a marriage of people of equal status. That's nothing like child abuse, or a misuse of authority as in a parent having sex with their own son or daughter.
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 07:55 AM
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42. Thank you, Lwfern. So many Americans have an "ick" reaction to cousin marriages.

In the Victorian era, it was quite common, and approved.

Queen Victoria married her first cousin. Charles Darwin married his cousin.

In literature--in WUTHERING HEIGHTS, a woman married (in succession) two first cousins. In Louisa Alcott's ROSE IN BLOOM, Rose decided to marry her cousin Mack. In "Locksley Hall" the narrator and his cousin Amy fell in love, but she married someone else.

I'm not married to my first cousin or anything (one is too right-wing, two could be my sons), but I don't get that Americans just have this "Ick" reaction to it.

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Maine-ah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 08:13 AM
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43. I grew up with my cousins, more like brothers and sisters to me
which may be why I have an "ick" reaction to it. I do understand in many cultures it's acceptable. A matter of choice, I suppose. Still gives me the icks. But, hey, what ever floats your boat. Please don't take that comment as "snarkey" but as light hearted.
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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 08:30 AM
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45. I look at it like I would at gay marriage.
Edited on Thu Nov-29-07 08:30 AM by lwfern
Personally, I'm not gay, so it doesn't float my boat to be with another person of the same gender. But I support their equal right to be together. If I saw someone on DU posting "ewww, I find gay marriage to be icky" I'd speak out against it. They have a right to their personal reaction, but once they publish their thoughts on a forum, I view it as spreading prejudice (endorsing the view that it's icky) to other people.

So I think it's better to just leave it as "a matter of choice" and harmful to take the extra time to post "still gives me the icks."

If a gay person here reads post after post saying "gay marriages are icky", or posts saying "gay marriage is like incest between a mother and their kid" how would that make them feel? That's how cousins who are married feel, when they see this reaction again and again.
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Maine-ah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 08:44 AM
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46. that does make one look at
it in a different light, and I thankyou for that.


I think I'll leave it at that so no more hard feelings are caused. :hi:
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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 08:22 AM
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44. I''m not married to a cousin either
The only male cousin I had (that I met) died of Aids. :(

But when I was playing devil's advocate on another forum years ago, I came across a website and forum advocating for nondiscriminatory laws for cousin marriages, and I learned a ton about stereotypes (lots of ignorant redneck hillbilly stereotyping, and we can see some of that in this thread, with the West Virginia comment), about genetics, and about prejudice. I came to be friends with a woman who was interviewed on the issue for Frontline, or some similar show. Modern research has debunked the "your kids will be born with 5 eyes, 13 fingers, and mentally ill" garbage.

On the stereotyping as hicks thing, it's insulting on so many levels. It's insulting to people in West Virginia on the whole. I don't know when we learned that people are backwards and icky based on what state they live in. It's incredibly disrespectful (and arrogant) to other cultures (which is most of the world) to imply that those people are backwards. And of course it's disrespectful of people who are married to their cousins to imply that they must be more stupid or backwards than you are.
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:39 PM
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9. Holy shit!
I love my Mom, but still....
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:43 PM
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14. Beats learning about sex out on the streets.
Just kidding.

:puke:
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:46 PM
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15. Well, that redefines "motherly love"...
:hide:

Did I read your post correctly?

:hide:
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Maine-ah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:47 PM
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17. oh, yes you did.
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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:47 PM
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16. Somehow I Think Paul Simon Gave These Two The Wrong Idea
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 08:47 PM by Beetwasher
"Mother and Child Reunion..."

I blame rock music.
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Maine-ah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:48 PM
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19. dude, and he's been in custody with the state almost
his whole life.


that's another story.
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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:49 PM
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22. "Me & Julio Down By The Schoolyard"
"In a couple of days they coming to take me away..."

Yup, rock music.
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Der Blaue Engel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:47 PM
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18. Is it possible he's just trying to smear her?
I've known a few divorcing couples where one party said some unbelievably outrageous things that were completely untrue. Whether it was out of hate or spite or a desire for money or just being a tad unhinged, I don't know, but it happens.

I'd prefer to think it's that rather than eye-pokering image you've given me. ;)

Ever seen the movie Spanking the...ugh, nevermind. :scared:
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Maine-ah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:49 PM
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21. you know, I suppose anything is possible.
but, with this one, I doubt it.
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SecularMotion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:46 PM
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32. That's my first impression
What was the objective of telling someone else? Even if it is true,the guy has to know that telling that to anyone will destroy the reputation of the family.

Yeah, I watched "Spanking the Monkey". Humans do the wrong thing sometimes. It doesn't always mean they're bad people. We all make mistakes. Sometimes big mistakes.
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qwertyMike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:48 PM
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20. Uh?
"the guy I worked with, walked in on his wife fucking her 18 y.o. son.
"

That's kinda biblical, isn't it?

TABOO

Not like i'm religious or anything
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:06 PM
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23. Next on Sick Sad World...
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IndianaJones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:10 PM
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24. Maine, West Virginia? nt.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:28 PM
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25. Erg. That's just yucky
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:33 PM
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26. motherfucker.
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Capn Sunshine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:16 PM
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35. literally
now that you think about it, that had to come from somewhere
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Capn Sunshine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:16 PM
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36. double post
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 11:17 PM by Capn Sunshine
my trigger finger is itchy
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TreasonousBastard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:33 PM
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27. Give him Jerry Springer's number. n/t
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:35 PM
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28. And yet, we still can't post threads about chickens.
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:41 PM
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29. or fucking them.
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:44 PM
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30. Damn, I missed that memo.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:10 PM
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33. Careful..."they aren't divorced yet, but they go to court in January"
Could be he's trying to set the stage to avoid alimony. Maybe not; but I'd recommend that you avoid passing judgement until after the court has heard the case.
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Writer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:12 PM
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34. Either that guy is trying to spread horrible rumors about his STBE...
or he is in a situation he is terribly lucky to be leaving.

His son, on the other hand, will need some serious therapy.
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Maine-ah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 07:26 AM
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38. well, it's possible.
but, I have serious doubts. It's his stepson. Who has been in state custody for most of his life. Then came home at 18. Nobody in the house has an education over the 8th grade. Including the guy I used to work with. And most likely, his mother was abused as a kid. I know for a fact that she was raped by a family member when she was a teen. She told me that years ago.
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Freedom Knight Donating Member (125 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 08:49 AM
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47. Has this been an on going event?
If this has been going on for a long period of time, it could be a case of sexual abuse by the mother.
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Maine-ah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 09:22 AM
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49. not that I know of.
the boy has been in custody of the state for most of his life. Didn't come back home until he was 18, which was just this past summer. The reasons for him being in custody of the state I'm unsure of. I do know that his mom had to give up her parental rights because she couldn't take care of him.
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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 09:17 AM
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48. Of all the reasons for a divorce, that's one of the best
It's kind of hard to top the "My wife fucks her son" complaint...
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