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Today’s topic: He’s Engaged and We’re Not Even Divorced Yet

Dear Shirley and Steve,

I live in Australia and I have been with my husband for seven years but we have been together for 12. He is the reason I sold everything and moved to Australia from Canada. Unfortunately things did not work out and we split in April. I left him. He started dating right away. That I understand. What I don’t understand is how he could have asked a woman he has only known for five months to marry him! We are not even divored. What makes it worse is that when he proposed to me after knowing me for three years he told me during his proposal that he wanted to wait until he was divorced from his first wife before asking me and he hated her. He claimed I was the love of his life and his soul mate so how can he be so disrespectful. I understand his needs to move forward but everyone is in shock, they don’t even live in the same city so that have not even lived together. Can you please shed some light on this for me? Should I feel disrespected, I feel very hurt.

Thank you,

Aussie T

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