May 7, 2020:

Version 1 didn't bother with arguments. She threw punches, or food, or heavy pewter statuettes of the Virgin Mary. She was a badass. Arguments were too subtle for her, and took too much time.

Version 2 wielded words like blunt objects. She was cruel, and her words hurt worse than punches. She was most certainly not a badass. She was a sneak, and a coward. Arguments were her surreptitious claim to control.

They were Part 1 and Part 2 of the same disaster. They happened because he was lonely, and wanted someone to take care of, and wanted sex.

Where wanting sex has been the root of every disaster from the beginning of (his) time. Every one, without exception.