Our thanks to Nigel for this. He writes:
Clearly Michelle developed a gambling problem, she used the fact she handled the family finances to hide this from her partner Chris. The end result was she lied and cheated and the family ended up destitute. She wasn’t, of course, arrested and charged for financial abuse of Chris, even though it is he who had to pick up the pieces. And along the way of course there are all sorts of emotional reasons for her gambling and fraud. Now try to imagine the story if it had been lorry driver Chris who had gambled away all the family’s money and constantly lied. We wouldn’t be encouraged to think about his stress over his elderly mother, would we? Nor would Michelle be applauded for going back to Chris to learn to forgive him.
In fact Chris actually isn’t even applauded for his attempts to rebuild the family and forgive Michelle, he has of course simply done the “man up” thing. Taking betrayal on the chin and making the best of the mess.
Indeed the article is all about poor Michelle, really. I note long-suffering Chris and their daughter don’t even get into the happy picture of our smiling heroine Michelle.
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