Skip to comments.99-year-old man divorces wife after discovering she had an affair SIXTY years ago
Posted on 12/29/2011 6:01:55 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
A furious 99 year old man is divorcing his wife of 77 years after he discovered she had an affair more than 60 years ago.
The couple, who have been identified only as Antonio and Rosa, have both consulted lawyers and the first hearing in the case is due to take place in March.
Jealous father-of-five Antonio saw red after he discovered dust covered romantic letters from his wife to her secret lover during a clear out of their apartment in Rome.
The couple had tied the knot in Naples in 1934, where Antonio had met Rosa after he had been sent there to serve in the carabinieri paramilitary police but she had had an affair with her unidentified lover ten years later, keeping the secret to herself until now.
Lawyer Anna Orecchioni said: 'The husband decided to file for divorce after finding the love letters.
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If she was “in-love” with someone else, she should have told her husband she wanted out. There is no damned excuse for cheating period, ever. There are no excuses for such behavior. In a marriage, there should be no secrets.
Nope, not really. Shouldn’t he have had the choice of whether he was willing to spend the rear of his life with her? She didn’t give it to him. I have no sympathy for her.
You don’t know that he had any affairs at all. But my guess, he was true to her or he would not have reacted as he has. Women are cold blooded assassins when it comes to affairs of the heart and she should have told him she wanted out of the marriage. Likely what happened is her lover nailed her a few times and then dumped her ass.
If I found the truth about my wife of 48 years, I would not divorce her but would make her life a living hell without any abuse.
And your evidence that he had multiple affairs is?
Why is he a jerk? She was unfaithful. Even the New Testament permits divorce for that reason.
Reminds me of the Benny Hill routine, where an old couple is in bed.
Wife: “Were you ever unfaithful to me?”
Husband: “Just once honey, only once.”
Wife: “You sure could use that once now.”
This is more an interesting headline than well-written or informative article. I DO agree that I’d rather divorce than cheat. If I’m attracted to, much less ‘in love with’ someone else, it says my relationship with my spouse is over. But who knows, it could have been revitalized in this case.
On the other hand, this WAS in very Catholic, war torn Italy in 1944. It’s not the US 2011. I’m not even sure (and doubt) divorce was legal in Italy in 1944. It was awfully difficult to get a divorce in the US in 1944.
What I’m wondering about (and the story IS poorly written) is: how is it That HER love letters to her lover were found? Don’t you mail out your own letters? If he’d found the lover’s letters to her, it’d make more sense. Back in 1944 they didn’t have xerox, so people didn’t keep copies of letters they wrote and sent.
All in all - it is a sad story.
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