I was chatting to the partner of hubby's friend James when she suddenly said to me.
'I could never marry James you know'.
I wasn't sure why she suddenly felt the need to share this with me as we hadn't been talking about men or marriage, so I just replied with a non committal 'Mmm'.
She continued 'James isn't smart enough, sometimes when we are going out, I sent him back to get changed.' She explained 'He only has one small pile of clothes whereas I had 4 wardrobes full'.
She asked if I had to tell my L&M what to wear when we went out, but I replied that my hubby like to look smart & that I never told him what to wear.
She then said that another reason for not marrying James was that he couldn't offer her the lifestyle she had enjoyed with her husband as he'd been a high powered business man and they'd lived in a 4 bed detached house, this was the husband who'd left her with 3 small children & run off with his secretary.
Maybe I should have told her I'd had a 6 bed house with almost a quarter acre of garden with my first husband & was now much happier in a small house with a kind husband.