Sandra didn't really push because issues with her daughter and more specifically her son-in-law were getting really heated and she often had to help out with the kids.
You know there are levels of dissatisfaction. Each of the women I had met (at this point 4) had significant issues with their husbands including being distant/detached, having low sex drive, or just simply being boring. But hearing about Sandra's son-in-law was a new level. In a word, her daughter was going through abuse and I have to say I really didn't know what to say or offer. If it was my daughter I would know my response and the guy would get a first hand and personal lesson on abuse from me that he would not soon forget! But I felt bad because from Sandra's description her husband Doug had really stepped up to the plate and helped out. In fact I think she was worried that Doug was going to use some of that Marine training on her son-in-law (in my mind he deserved it). But of course nobody would want to see Doug in jail. Bottom line though, I really wasn't sure I had a place in this.
Regardless, there was not too much fun to report. Sandra also had a birthday in July and was really fighting some depression as well. Or at least outwardly so.
I also got the impression, just call it sixth sense, that she may have been seeing someone else. I didn't have any hard evidence but the consistent last minute cancellations for some reason just gave me a sense that something else might be happening other than the family issues.
Anyway, as this Love and Rockets' song goes it was probably "all in my mind."
I have to say a better man would ride this out. A bad man would start hitting AM again. I guess I am a pragmatic man and so I started thinking about moving on knowing that it was probably not my place to lend a hand in Sandra's issues. I would like to think that maybe it's best to step aside sometimes; she was in good hands with Doug - I was not sure she needed me.