So his Ex dominated and abused him too?
trab, do you know what kind of marriage your friend's parents had? Not saying that his mother was domineering, although it's a possibility. In any case he may want to try counseling to see why he gets involved w/women like this.
He was a stepchild that played 2nd fiddle to stepfathers biological sons. But, His mom has the Buck$
Stepdad never took any effort to take him into the prosperous family (Elect) Biz. They were at odds till his stepdad was in his later years. His bio father died young, but left a pile of money (Lawyer). Grandfather also Laywer.
His 1st wife was just way to young, (18 very attractive. I think He was about 4 yrs older than her) She was very insecure from growing up moved all over the world as a child (Mill Bratt - Air Force). She could not communicate some stuff that clearly botherd her deeply. Not even to him. It blew out in a couple yrs. This dude is any womans dream thats looking for a devoted husband. He's wasting 10 yrs of life IMO. But like Doc said, I aint depositing that 2 Cents worth.
If not for the Little Boy, He'd be gone allready.
His selfesteme has taken a big hit.