In the beginning, we were friends. Best friends to be exact. I first met Courtney when my husband and I were dating. I noticed from the get go that they had a lot in common. It made me a little uneasy but at the time, I didn’t worry too much about it. It wasn’t until I became pregnant that things started to escalate. This was back in 2006 and I didn’t have my own Facebook/MySpace account yet but was curious and looked her up one day. What I read, I’ll never forget. She had dedicated almost a 3 paragraph rant on how people shouldn’t get married just because they’re having a baby. She didn’t mention names but I knew who she was talking about. I flipped. I texted her and my husband and she apologized profusely, blaming her feelings on the fact that her parents were split and her dad was in his 4th marriage. Whatever. || From then on, things between her and I were rocky. I came clean to my husband about my feelings toward her. He more or less took her side, corroborating her story of an unfortunate childhood. My husband and I were married and welcomed our little boy in 2007. Although I was uncomfortable with them hanging out when I was working or otherwise not around, I knew she was with him. That gut feeling never fails. Ever. The truth finally came out when I was going through his old phone and recognized her number under a different name, a guy’s name. What a dumbass. I woke him up and demanded the truth. It turns out, they first”hooked up” the night before we were married and that was at the time, 3 years ago. Here we are, I just had our 2nd baby and the whole time he was with her. This girl would come to my work, crying because she didn’t want me to think badly of her. I wanted to knock her teeth in and should’ve. || Other things I found out were that she was starting rumors about me with other men, male employees mostly and that I’m crazy. And you know, for a while I thought I was. I would be pleading for my husband to just tell me the truth before all this and he looked me straight in the eye every time and lied. I know of at least 3 other married couples affected by her. Not only does she like them married, she also likes them young. She was fired from a job for having sex with a minor (17) at her place of employment but the mother didn’t press charges. Dammit. Her having to register as a sex offender would’ve been the icing on this already putrid cake. || My story may not be as juicy as the others I have read but I hope that, in sharing my experience that someone out there questioning themselves will find guidance. Also, if you know this person, please be advised, she is no friend of yours.