Arlene was married to Craig for 11 years. Although they had their issues, Arlene considered their marriage to be solid until last year. She had an unsubstantiated, but relentless feeling that Craig was cheating with one of the Vice Presidents of the company he owned. The few times Arlene had come unannounced to his office in Manhattan, Cathleen had been with him and they both looked uneasy. Cathleen was not the type you'd suspect; she was around the same age as Arlene, shy, and not nearly as attractive. Nonetheless, Arlene's intuition was on high-alert. Craig was always praising Cathleen's work performance, and his whereabouts during the day were often suspect. Arlene tried to convince herself she was being paranoid, but those nagging feelings would persist.
One morning, Craig woke up late for work. He proceeded to shower and get dressed; taking his time in doing so. He left the house at 10am, and Arlene followed him in her car. Surprisingly, he drove to the Porsche dealer on Willis Ave. in Roslyn. She surmised he wasn't too busy at work, and was contemplating a trade in on their current car. As he got out of his car, Cathleen drove up, and they kissed one another right on Willis Ave. in the bright morning light. They walked hand in hand into the dealership. Arlene waited outside, suddenly feeling sick. In less than an hour, they left in their separate cars. Arlene sat in her car, contemplating her next move. She phoned Craig, under the pretense of needing him to pick something up, and his phone went to voice mail. On impulse- and acting on pure adrenaline, she entered the car dealership. She told the salesman, she was Craig's sister and wanted to see the car he was purchasing. The man said what a generous gift it was for his wife. Arlene looked at the car in the showroom and inwardly prayed it was a gift for her.
Unfortunately, it wasn't. Arlene attended a company Christmas party one month later at Limani, and saw the valet greeting Cathleen as she exited her new white Boxster. Arlene sarcastically said to her husband, "Your company must be doling out some hefty employee benefits!" She then got back into their car and went home. She filed for divorce that week. They have divided their assets and she did financially very well in the divorce. She is now planning her future without her husband as she drives her shiny new Carrera 911!