Hm. Well in terms of looks I still find the older woman much more attractive. But then again we all know it takes way more than looks to keep a relationship together past its sell by date.
The long and short of the story is that this man says he feels like his wife has nothing but contempt for him. Cool. If marriage has collapsed to a point where one person can make such accusations of the other then the union is certainly in trouble. Now, I am just curious. Did this behavior start in old age? (I think its safe to call em old at almost 60!) Because, had he divorced the lady 20 years ago, it would have still been a little late. To do it 46 years down the line to me just speaks of utter callousness.
Therapy could not do it? What about counseling? In backward places like Africa we even do silly things like pray. But hey what am I saying here? The guy just found another opportunity to love again. I hope his wife somehow survives the heartache she will definitely experience.
And for others in relationships, try and avoid “contumeliousness.”
The retired four-star general has filed in Arkansas court to leave his wife of 46 years for a woman half his age, 30-year-old Shauna Mei. The divorce was scheduled to be finalized last May, but was postponed.
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Then-NATO Supreme Commander Gen. Wesley Clark speaks during a news conference in March 1999 at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.
Gen. Wesley Clark is claiming “general indignities” to divorce his wife of 46 years – even as he faces claims he is having an affair with a woman less than half his age.
Clark, 68, filed the divorce papers in an Arkansas court last September and cited “general indignities” as grounds for breaking his marriage with his 69-year-old wife, Gertrude.
The Clarks, seen in 2003, married in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1967.
According to Arkansas state law, the offense can include: “rudeness, vulgarity, unmerited reproach, haughtiness, contempt, contumeliousness, studied neglect, intentional incivility, injury, manifest disdain, abusive language, malignant ridicule and every other plain manifestation of settled hate, alienation, and estrangement.”
The Natural State also requires a person to provide witness that a spouse is guilty of any such behavior before a divorce is granted.
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Gen. Wesley Clark has been seen cozying up to Shauna Mei in public since last year.
Meanwhile, the retired four-star general – who lost a 2004 Democratic presidential campaign – has been cozying up with 30-year-old Shauna Mei. The pair have been spotted arm in arm at events since last year.
Clark and his wife were married in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1967. Clark – a West Point graduate – retired from the military in 2000, after 38 years of service that included a stint as NATO supreme allied commander.
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Gen. Wesley Clark, 68, and his wife, Gertrude, 69, were scheduled to finalize their divorce in May. It was postponed.
Gertrude Clark often lauded her husband for his character during his failed 2004 campaign.
The couple have a son, 43-year-old Wesley Clark Jr., a film screenwriter who lives in Los Angeles.
Shauna Mei, founder and chief executive officer of AHAlife, at 30 is half the general’s age.
The divorce papers filed last year state that “there are real and personal property rights to adjudicate.”
The divorce was scheduled to be finalized last May, but was postponed.