"He's Hooked on Online Porn"

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Her Turn, continued

"We met three summers ago at a friend's party. Carson was cute and athletic, with a great smile. And he had charm to spare. I've always been shy, but he made me feel like the most scintillating woman in the room. And we had a lot in common -- sailing, hiking, even politics. Before long we were sharing an apartment in Providence and planning our wedding. 

"All that charm, though, has a negative side: Carson is an incorrigible flirt. It makes me crazy. He doesn't just say hello to a woman friend, he wraps her in his arms and gives her a big hug. In restaurants, he chats up waitresses to the point where they pull up a chair and sit down. He says he's just being friendly, but there's such a thing as too friendly. I'm embarrassed to be there when he behaves like that. He says he has always been this way, and so has his father -- as if that makes it okay.

"The first time I met Carson's family we went out to dinner, and his father ogled every woman in the restaurant and called them "Honey." I found it obnoxious, but nobody else batted an eyelid, including Carson's mom. Last summer we visited his family at their time-share in North Carolina, and his dad would sit by the pool with binoculars looking at the women on the beach and making racy comments. I was flabbergasted! 

"My own family is totally different. My mom was a homemaker and Dad owned a jewelry store. My three sisters and I often marvel that we never saw them fight. They were very New England proper. If they even had a slight disagreement, they would retreat to the bedroom and close the door. So you can see why I was so shocked to discover that my husband was into this sordid stuff.

"Maybe I'm naive, but the Internet scares me. You never know who you're dealing with. But most of all, I'm scared about what Carson's behavior says about our marriage. He may not be seeing another woman, but I feel every bit as betrayed." 

Continued on page 3:  His Turn

 

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