I’ve been sent this article so many times…read here: It’s the Economy, Girlfriend
Here’s what I think… these girls are sooooo F’d up for thinking this is okay & I’m mad at NYTimes.com for giving them a platform to voice their story. Here’s the story… they’re golddiggers. They were never in the relationship for the right reasons and it serves them right to be in their current situation.
Here’s what’s wrong with them one by one…
“The economic crisis came home to 27-year-old Megan Petrus early last year when her boyfriend of eight months, a derivatives trader for a major bank, proved to be more concerned about helping a laid-off colleague than comforting Ms. Petrus after her father had a heart attack.” – Nytimes
Ms. Meagan Petrus (27) – I feel her. She may be the only one with a valid story. Her boyfriend should definitely be more concerned with supporting you instead of finding his boy a job. But I don’t see why the two things have to be mutually exclusive? He’s not a bad guy for having compassion for his boy. Just hope that she’s not using her fathers poor health to guilt him for attention…women do that & men see through it.
“For Christine Cameron, the recession became real when the financial analyst she had been dating for about a year would get drunk and disappear while they were out together, then accuse her the next day of being the one who had absconded.”- Nytimes
Christine Cameron: Her problem is not the recession, its the man. I bet he’s been an alcoholic asshole from day 1 & now she’s rationalizing his behavior, kinda, with the recession…He’s led her to believe that she’s the one who needs help. Seriously? Send him to AA & kick his ass to the curb.
“Dawn Spinner Davis, 26, a beauty writer, said the downward-trending graphs began to make sense when the man she married on Nov. 1, a 28-year-old private wealth manager, stopped playing golf, once his passion. “One of his best friends told me that my job is now to keep him calm and keep him from dying at the age of 35,” Ms. Davis said. “It’s not what I signed up for.” – Nytimes
Mrs. Dawn Davis is an asshole. What is she talking about that she didn’t sign up for this? What did she think “for better or for worse” meant just a couple months ago? How could she not want to be there for her husband when he’s going through the most miserable market of our lifetime? He should divorce her & I hope he made her sign a prenup.
“Once it was seen as a blessing in certain circles to have a wealthy, powerful partner who would leave you alone with the credit card while he was busy brokering deals. Now, many Wall Street wives, girlfriends and, increasingly, exes, are living the curse of cutbacks in nanny hours and reservations at Masa or Megu. And that credit card? Canceled.” … ““We put two and two together and figured out that it was the economy, not us,” Ms. Petrus recalled at a recent meeting in the lobby bar of the Bowery Hotel. “When guys in banking are going through this, they can’t handle a relationship.”(She and her boyfriend split up last year; he declined to discuss it.)”- Nytimes
Any Wall St. Wife complaining because she has to cutback nanny hours & spend more time with her children is out of it. Cancelled reservations at fancy restaurants allow you to spend more time together at home. They’re clearly not choosing to see the brightside to the story, right?
“her boyfriend told her to “grow up” and stop “complaining about vacations and dinner” since he had to “fire 20 people by the end of the week.” – NYtimes
Right on brother. Right on. Her priorities are all F’d up.
So, that’s what I think about this article. We all use the recession as an excuse, but they just took it too far. And why do they need a support group to sit around and dwell on the negative with strangers? They should either hang with their girls who will, if they’re anything like mine, listen until its time to tell you to get over it. Or perhaps they should seek relationship counseling? Anything but this forum to sulk…its just pathetic.