From one of the dozens of articles on her (http://blog.seattlepi.com/mommyfiles/category/cleo-everest):
“More media coverage rolled in. Canadian gossip maven Elaine “Lainey” Lui gave His Giant Mistake a giant plug on her hugely popular Lainey Gossip site. Lainey call the blog her “current obsession” and recommends “reading from the very beginning. It’s designed to unspool like a story.”
Cleo’s page views increased dramatically, from 100 to 40,000 hits a day. Her site was flooded with comments, and like so many bloggers, who freely share their damaged lives, she found inspiration and hope in her readers.
“People were sitting down and pouring their hearts out in the comments,” Cleo says. “I would sit down and read and sob. Happy sobs. I wasn’t alone.
“My husband traveled so much. I don’t have a gaggle of girlfriends. I remember opening my email and seeing 20 comments. That has been an unexpected massive gift.”
Now that the blog is reaching a wide audience, Cleo is writing for herself—and other women in similar situations.
“It’s stunning how many people are going through the same thing,” she says.
Cleo recently asked a group of moms at her kids’ school if they were happy in their marriages and not a single person said yes. “Women’s needs just aren’t being met,” she says. “We spend so much time giving. We don’t take time to discover what our needs are.””
Lemme see now…
“My husband traveled so much. I don’t have a gaggle of girlfriends. I remember opening my email and seeing 20 comments.”
When Tom was commuting to work in LA, even though I had the kid on my own, I had lots more time for socializing with girlfriends.
A traveling husband doesn’t mean you are necessarily isolated.
And wait, there is supposed to be her whole incredibly supportive and cool family.
So they don’t email her?
And heck, if her husband was traveling, they’d be emailing all the time.
When Tom was mostly in LA we were online a lot.
And not just from missing each other, so that her marriage was all broken and all doesn’t explain anything.
There are just always things that needed working through, questions about this and that.
(Besides, I thought she hovered. If he traveled, she’d have had to do a lof of her hovering online.)
So I have no idea what this is about.
“Cleo recently asked a group of moms at her kids’ school if they were happy in their marriages and not a single person said yes.”
Well, I don’t know about you, but I always just entirely opened up to relative strangers at kid events, especially if they asked me about issues like my happiness and my marriage, and my general sense of fulfillment.
And she claims only even been in town for about a year, so this isn’t a group that she has a lot of history with either.