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Vick and Jill's Marriage

Updated on November 30, 2018
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Marriage and happiness

Vick coughs a lot and is often exhausted. He smokes twenty cigarettes daily sometimes more than twenty. This man doesn't realize how his bad habits are affecting his lovely family.

The constant ache and pains in his muscles are increasing daily, and this is causing bad communication between Vick and wife, Jill. Vick's focus is on working, eating and sleeping. Actions that are destroying a good marriage is not visible by the husband. What Vick fails to acknowledge is not getting any better than that, the poor communication is ruining their marriage.

The too much alone time is not doing Jill any good for herself. She has become a different person. The alone time, and, sometimes depressed emotions for spending each day by herself has made Jill feel most vulnerable.

The least amount of time Jill spends alone and with her husband, Vick, is silent and Jill sits there on their sofa hoping for a conversation to break the ice, but nothing is said for hours. The over forty hours of work a week and twelve hours a week spent with Jill, has made Jill feel most alone in her marriage.

The other problem with being alone, is Jill has no one to talk to about the issues she is faced with in her marriage. Jill and Vick are together for many years and have taken each other for granted in some ways.

The problem lies with the fact that Vick won't make any time for Jill. Time for this couple is of the essence. He has taken Jill for granted and thinks that is how their lives should be as a married couple. Work is on his mind even when they are together.

Vick doesn't show Jill a good time. Vick flirts with his female coworker, and he doesn't think it is wrong to behave in such inappropriate ways.

Jill has been hurt, and is tired of crying and feeling this pain from her husband. He doesn’t see what he is doing that is slowly killing their marriage. Nothing to Vick is inappropriate or wrong in his flirting behaviors.

In this marriage, Jill shouldn't question her husband about anything that matters to her, as it is not for her to know what is going on at work and with the coworker.

The lives of two people have become complicated with the behavior of one person in the marriage.

Vick comes home after work and expects Jill to serve him.

There is no conversation except for, ''Give me my food.''

''What is to eat?''

''Make me coffee!''

Thereafter, Vick falls asleep on the couch.

While Jill hopes to converse with her husband there is nothing for her to stay and wait for it.

The female coworker gets the best of Vick at work while his wife Jill gets the tired and asleep Vick. Everyday Jill is faced with the same behavior and routine. It has made Jill unhappy and less communicative.

Pleasure time together as husband and wife is a thing of the past. As much as Jill insinuates to Vick she needs to be with him intimately Vick ignores Jill's advances.

Vick gets out of bed every morning without looking on the other side where Jill lays asleep. They sleep in separate beds and on each side o their beds. There in between lies this huge gap like arms lengths away and that is selfish of Vick to sleep that way.

He doesn't see the hurt he has caused his wife and this has destroyed a big part of Jill's life. Such signs show a marriage is falling apart.

Vick, either realizes his choices made and fails to make anything right for his own reasons, or Vick is just focused on work and to provide for his family the old-fashioned way. Vick was married before and divorced due to similar behavior.

So, could he be making the same mistakes again?

Did Vick's marriage end from his flirtatious behavior with other women?

As Vick is doing just that in his second marriage. Flirting with female coworker, and sharing a lot more than he should have with the coworker. Vick and Jill have lost their touch for each other.

He finds his happiness at work and at home he has a different behavior. The inviting smiles from the too friendly coworker and Vick's smiles show a lot more than just a working relationship.

Vick has worked with women before and Jill didn't have a reason to be jealous. In this case, Jill can't fight off this gut feeling she has about this coworker and Jill. The excitement they have for each when speaking on the telephone breaks Jill's heart.

There is not only his wife in his life. There is this other woman who thinks Vick belongs to her. The too much alone time has given Jill the time to create her own life, the one without Vick in it.

Two hearts that was once so close is torn apart and is something that only Jill can feel in her heart. Jill has adapted to change, to being alone, and to have her friends spend time with her more rather than her husband who has drifted apart from her.

On the contrary, Vick has no social life, except for work and the closeness with his coworker. The different lives shared have caused many issues at home. The skill of communication is poor, and Vick fails to see the issue here.

Vick tries to ignore important conversations. Anything complex sends Vick into an angry mood. Jill is not allowed to bad mouth the coworker to Vick, he protects her and defends her too.

Two people who shared most of their lives together at some point failed in their marriage, and don't see right from wrong. The fact, that Vick doesn't make his wife a priority is sad for Jill.

No need to yell about the issue though Vick has the tendency of doing that. He raises his voice for a little issue. It sounds easy to dictate to someone of how wrong they are, and it is most difficult when you are in that situation.

It doesn't mean you have to ask for a divorce if you see nothing is your way or right. A marriage takes two people two work through it. When one of the partners has failed to see how they have destroyed their marriage it shows neglect and less care for each other.

How can Vick flirt with his coworker in front of Jill, and not care for how Jill feels about his behavior?

Each time Jill feels pain from Vick's behaviors she drifts further away from Vick. Always discuss your concerns before you are on the deep end of the ocean.

What got you together in the first place?

Remember that and maybe you can save your almost ruined marriage. The different mindset and can’t be changed for Vick to realize his mistakes, especially when Vick only sees it his way. In a marriage, not everything is about love and sometimes just aren’t enough for two people to stay together. Under certain circumstances a commitment is not for everyone.

What do you think of the Vick and Jill story?

Is Vick being selfish in his marriage?

What advice can you give to Vick and Jill?

What is a marriage if two people are not on the same page?

What happens to a marriage when two people are not compatible?

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    • DDE profile imageAUTHOR

      Devika Primić 

      5 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Rajan Singh Jolly, Thank you for stopping by I appreciate your comments.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      5 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      I think it takes giving from both the parties to work a marriage. No matter what the reason, if there is no communication things, will get worse leading to unpleasant situations as in the case of Jill and Vick.

      Both of them need to sit and talk their heart out.

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      Devika Primić 

      9 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi FlourishAnyway, I agree with you. She definitely holds a special relationship with him. Vick is a charged man and he knows that. The coworker has fallen for him. Thank you for stopping by.

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      9 months ago from USA

      It sounds like Vick is headed for his second divorce. Not allowing his wife to criticize a coworker? That woman is more than a coworker. Just saying.

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      Devika Primić 

      10 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Nell Rose, thank you kindly for comments. I appreciate it.

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      Nell Rose 

      10 months ago from England

      Hi, interesting stuff! I don't think he is being selfish, I just think he doesn't want to change his ways. That's why he was divorced before. Not changing for the good will destroy him again, sadly. great take on the situation.

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      Devika Primić 

      10 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Shyron E Shenko, I like your comment and you are so right! Thank you for sharing your views always appreciated!

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      10 months ago from Texas

      Devika, unfortunately there are a lot of couples like Vick and Jill who have lost their connection with each other, that is sad but people who are so self absorbed can't see anything but what they want and their needs.

      Blessings my friend

    • DDE profile imageAUTHOR

      Devika Primić 

      10 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Chitrangada Sharan, thank you for comments. A a talk is definitely an option and hard work is required to make a marriage work daily.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      10 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Nice story with a message! I think both of them should talk to each other on this issue. Professional Counseling can also be an option.

      Thanks for sharing!

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      Devika Primić 

      11 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Linda Crampton, thank you very much for stopping by. Your feedback is important to me. I so agree with your comment about Vick.

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      Devika Primić 

      11 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Larry Rankin thank you for stopping by.

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      Devika Primić 

      11 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hello Sally, exactly that! An unhappy relationship in this marriage is destroying two people in so many ways. Thank you for sharing you comment.

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      Dora Weithers 

      11 months ago from The Caribbean

      The marriage can be saved if they are both willing to follow good counsel.

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      Linda Crampton 

      11 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      It's a horrible situation for Jill. I don't have much sympathy for Vick. He needs to make some big changes in order to save the marriage.

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      Larry Rankin 

      11 months ago from Oklahoma

      Interesting read.

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 

      11 months ago from Norfolk

      Seems like a decision needs to be taken by both parties. Life is much too short to live in denial.

      There is much more to life than living life in an unhappy relationship.

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      Devika Primić 

      11 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Bill thank you for sharing your views here.

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      Devika Primić 

      11 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Thank you Mary Norton. You are so right!! No partner should pretend everything is okay when it's not.

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      Bill Holland 

      11 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Vick needs to change or this marriage will not last....wonderful story with a lesson.

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      Mary Norton 

      11 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      Unless you observe both people within a context, one can't really judge. I have seen this happens before. Jill has to put her foot down. One can't go on pretending everything is okay.


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