Cheating dentist poisons wife… Reconciliation Industrial Complex to blame?
If I was playing a game of Clue, that’s what I’d guess. Not Colonel Mustard in the library with a candlestick, but too many goddamn save-your-marriage-to-a-sociopath therapy narratives.
I’m getting ahead of myself. Many alert chumps sent me the article about Colorado dentist James Craig killing his wife Angela Craig with arsenic protein shakes so he could be with his Schmoopie. (Allegedly.)
According to the Associated Press:
Police believe a Colorado dentist laced his wife’s pre-workout protein shakes with arsenic and cyanide, eventually killing his spouse so he could be with a woman he was having an affair with, according to court documents.
James Craig, 45, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder Sunday, shortly after his wife died after being taken off life support during her third trip to the hospital this month.
Third trip. In between he was Googling how much cyanide to put in breakfast smoothies.
And Angela, poor Angela? She was trying to save her marriage. You wonder what she was Googling.
The tabloid Daily Mail reports:
A devoted wife stayed loyal to her porn-addicted Mormon dentist husband for years putting up with affairs, drug abuse and gambling problems as he ‘slowly poisoned her to death’, it is alleged.
Angela Craig, 43, was determined to work on her marriage to dentist James Craig despite his multiple infidelities and other issues in their relationship.
She raised her concerns with her sister over their 16-year relationship – saying several times that she would leave her husband – but he always managed to talk her round.
I wonder who else managed to talk her round over 16 years. I got chumped 16 years ago. All the resources were “My Husband’s Affair Became the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me.” Now in its 15th anniversary edition! Best seller! On Oprah! Or the online forums peddling hopium and support for “waywards.” Or the quack therapists. Or the Jesus Thinks You’re a Failure If You Divorce freaks. Or the Stand for Your Marriage freaks. And of course, Esther Perel has done a lot in 16 years.
Is this fair, Tracy? Laying one psychopath’s murder victim at the feet of the RIC?
I’m just saying there are a lot of messages out there telling women like Angela Craig to stay with their cheating husbands. In fact, it’s STILL the dominant narrative. And very few places link domestic abuse to cheating, as part of a spectrum of escalating abusive behavior. Oh, he had multiple affairs? He was stealing from his business? Holy Cluster B Batman. What are the odds that a misogynist into escapism would like to find an easy out that makes his wife — and the child support on six children — disappear?
The heart wants what the heart wants, Tracy!
Apparently the heart wanted an orthodontist Schmoopie from Texas. Meanwhile, James was telling his wife how much he loved her while he was killing her (allegedly!).
The dentist sent his wife several loving messages, including telling her that he had written her a song, despite police saying he knew she was slowly being poisoned with potassium cyanide.
He was arrested in Aurora, Colorado, on Sunday, accused of killing his wife by poisoning her protein shakes, all the while conducting an affair with an orthodontist in Texas.
Messages revealed by police in an arrest affidavit show seemingly loving messages between the couple as social media photographs all show Angela showering her husband in kisses for loved-up snaps on their shared Facebook page.
While his wife deteriorated in hospital and was dealing with mystified doctors, Craig also flew his mistress over from Texas while simultaneously messaging his wife to say he ‘wished he could stay longer’ at the hospital with her.
Raise your hand if your cheater sent you a message how they missed you, when they were with Schmoopie. WHY AREN’T WE MORE CREEPED OUT BY DOUBLE LIVES?
Tracy, this was just an exuberant act of defiance!
Yes, and where are those unicorn pushers now? Don’t they want credit for this marriage? They stayed together until death.