Evan is always remorseful.
Beats himself up after drunken explosion.
Apologizes, sends his battered wife
romantic cards, Godiva chocolate,
expensive flower arrangements.
Behavior that lasts less than twenty four hours.
It’s a temporary, resentful détente.
Prolongs unhappy cohabitation.
The thought of breaking up,
filing paperwork, dividing assets,
finding separate places to live,
leaves them exhausted.
Easier to look the other way,
immerse herself in work.
Have discreet affairs.
Apply heavy makeup.