When Pilots Cheat
I have just had the worst news. One of my friends just emailed me to say that she and her pilot are parting ways… He always rings her, every night when he is away; apart from last night.
Worried, she tried ringing him… Eventually, she got through to him at 4am. He was drunk, and there was a woman’s voice in the background… The spineless loser hung up on her, and let her stew over his bad behaviour.
This morning he rang her and told her that nothing had happened, but told her that it’s over… They have children; young children, and he ended their marriage over the phone! Understandably, she is in pieces… I am not sure if she even knows how to react or whether she would have wanted to try to work things out or kick him out; but it seems he’s taken those options away from her regardless.
He is coming home tomorrow and I cannot imagine how that will go… All I want to say is that, Sweetie, I am SO here for you. He is an idiot who made a stupid mistake. You deserve so much more respect than you are getting right now.
I am so saddened by this. I wish I could go round and give her a big hug and be there for her in person, but she’s in a different country, on a different continent.
I am so angry at him for her. How dare he go out and drink, and party to the extent that he could just forget her like that and treat her; his wife and two young children with such callous disregard!
I don’t think this is a pilot thing… But if someone is a cheater, this is a BAD profession to be in… You wouldn’t run a pub if you had an alcohol problem after all!
I could not live this lifestyle for anyone if I thought they were cheating, so she is better off without him…
Deep down, I think he has told her he wants to end it, because he thinks she’ll kick him out if he doesn’t, and most pilots are control freaks to some degree… I just wonder if he couldn’t bear the thought that he’d lost control over his future; and his knee-jerk reaction was to seize back control however reckless the consequences.
I don’t know what to say to you sweetie. I wish I had some magic words that would make this somehow better…
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