It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing now. Today we hear from “Stuck in a Limbo Divorce,” the 40-something woman who was going through a divorce when she met a man online she really hit it off with. He told her he’d been through a divorce himself and that she needed 12 months to process everything before she’d be ready to date anyone seriously. Her divorce was dragging on, and she worried that he wouldn’t wait for her. And, oh yeah, on the side she had a hot karate instructor she was banging “fortnightly,” so it’s not like she was just horny. She updated us once before and said she listened to our advice and moved on already from the guy who wanted to wait 12 months to date her. She also said she had just met a nice chap who was a bit of a “diamond in the rough” because he held his knife and fork like an axe. Keep reading to see whether she’s tamed him.
First, the thing with the Karate instructor ran its course and I let it go. He sent one or two forlorn texts on Christmas Eve, but we parted on good terms. In fact, his last text to me was “have a great new year and stay sexy!”
Anyway, Mr. Axe Cutlery is awfully sweet. He’s a bit of a lark (early riser) so today, by the time my alarm went off, he had brought me coffee in bed, ironed my blouse, and packed me lunch and breakfast! So we had time for awesome sex before I set off for work! Not only that but he also is looking after my dogs, does handyman type jobs for my mum, and is converting his office so my daughter can have a room when we visit his farm.
Axe also downloaded the bus timetable for me so I don’t need to drive 26 miles up and down the freeway from his place for my job in the city. He raises lambs for a hobby, has them humanely butchered and packed, and then GIVES THE PACKS AWAY to extended family, together with boxes of fruit and herbs and stuff from his orchard.
The downside is his primitive table manners (raised by dingoes), a tendency to smoke, working class accent, and slightly nutty family. What do you think? Should I keep him?
P.S. He also has a real job as a mining engineer and is a wizard in the sack (translation: talented in bed).
Hell yeah, keep the lamb farmer! He sounds adorable. Focus on the good stuff, and, whatever you do, don’t start nagging him to change. Send us an update when you get engaged!
If you’re someone I’ve given advice to in the past, I’d love to hear from you, too. Email me at email@example.com with a link to the original post, and let me know whether you followed the advice and how you’re doing now.