FOWC with Fandango — Chain

Ex partner wanted a chain, but no crucifix. Had he wanted one of those, I could have saved a fortune, but no, he wanted a thick heavy duty chain, and like an idiot because I ‘loved him’, I spent a week’s wages (£79 at the time) on one for him for Christmas.
I didn’t see him open the parcel, didn’t know if he’d even seen it, or if he liked the contents.
So I asked.
He could not have cut into my heart deeper:
‘It’s OK I suppose. You can buy me the crucifix to go on it for my birthday.’

That was the end for me. He was now a chain round my neck, choking me.
I left the relationship in 1989, and no, he didn’t get his cross.

I wear a chain now, a gift from Hubby,  with four charms on it, three of which are from him and the other from being bridesmaid when Bro got married in 1965. I never take it off.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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9 Responses to FOWC with Fandango — Chain

  1. blindzanygirl says:

    OMG what a jerj! Don’t blame you for leaving the relationship. I really felt this one Di.

  2. Hubby loved wearing a chain ’round his neck too. His was simple, gold and over time had to be repaired several times (because yes, gold and friction = loss of the gold). I bought him another (and let him pick it out), and then shortly he died. Maybe they DO choke ’em? In your case I hope it did and all. That guy sounds like a world class ass.

  3. Hélène - Willow Poetry says:

    Great post Di. It sounds like you did a good move in leaving the crucifix guy.

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