I have an acquaintance (not a friend) who moved up here from Mass like many others in this area. His former GF moved in with him recently. She is younger than him, a bit overweight (that didn't matter to him before), and is pleasant and nice as can be. She spent all of her savings to move up here and she got a job in a local truck-stop. Now he is picking fights with her, and says crap like "move back to Mass if you don't like it". She doesn't have the money to move back down there, and has no attachment to that area anyway. I feel so sorry for her. That kind of treatment is cruel, IMO. She moved here to be with him, and found work right away to support herself, and he is acting like a jerk. I used to tolerate him, but I'll find that tough in the future. His GF is a sweet lady and she shouldn't be treated so callously. Relationships can be lovely, with warm bonds, but hateful people can turn those bonds into cold chains. I feel so lucky to have hooked up with my wife. We are closing in on 40 years together. I think I'll keep her.