Look Joe, this is draining me a bit. For that reason, I will personally communicate with Aileen which I have been doing so since yesterday anyway. It’s personal stuff and should remain personal. I don’t think Clydey is a bad person at all; it’s just that we can’t see eye to eye on things right now. He hates me and thinks very low of me and so be it. I don’t think I will be able to please everyone especially when I always have different stuff to say.
Sorry to change the topic, but having just managed to read through all the posts Emma (because I had to go out), I think you've more than fully answered my question, and I can understand now where you're coming from. However, it strikes me that between us we seem to have divulged a lot of personal information, so I think perhaps it's time this subject was left to lie.
One thing I will say though and that is that, despite everything, I find men on the whole to be more trustworthy than women. Us females can be hellish devious creatures (and I'm not ruling myself out here), whereas men are more likely to be straight with you. Also I worked as a secretary mainly in legal offices, and that included a spell with a solicitor who handled a fair number of divorce cases - and I'm talking here about the more complicated ones which only too often involved the children of the marriage - in many of which it was the wife who was the chief trouble-maker, particularly when it came to domestic abuse, both mental and physical. There are an awful lot of henpecked men around. Also, although I know you might find this hard to believe, there are a fair number of battered husbands as well. Women can be as physically abusive as men, only instead of using their hands and fists, they resort to using any item that happens to be lying around - the old jokey scenario of a wife beating her husband with a rolling-pin isn't as far fetched as you might think - and a considerable amount of damage can be done with long, sharp, fingernails. A lot of this husband-battering did come to light a few years ago when a charity was set up specifically to help men in that predicament because, unlike women, they were often very hesitant to tell anyone about the problem in case they were seen as being ineffectual and emasculated, the real truth being that many men are prepared to put up with this because there's still a belief that it's wrong to hit a woman, and so they don't retaliate.