Bumped into an old friend this morning whilst having breadfast, waved him over to share table with me. I've known this friend, his brother, his brother's wife and his wife even before they got married.
We lost contact along the way, i could remember clearly that my friend, his brother and their spouses were like buddies. Four of them, loofed and hanged out together and they even bought a house with the intention of living together under one roof.( my friend, his brother, his brother's wife and his wife) and indeed they did just that after they got married, two brothers with their spouses lived together under one roof, that was the last i heard about them.
Naturally,over the breadfast i was eager to know about my other three friends( his brother and their respective spouses) so i asked how are his brother, May and Michelle doing, he looked kind of hesistant to my question, i sensed something amiss, then i changed my question and continue asking him about his wife and his children.
I guess he senses my curiousity, so my friend obliged my first question and said this to me," May and Michelle are not on speaking term now, and me and my brother also not as close like before"
My jaws dropped and incredeously i asked him how could it be so, then he continued........
" We bought a house together, we got married and everything was like a bed of roses for the four of us, but the good time didn't last very long, May and Michelle began to fight over petty issues like, why the toilet was always dirty and why must Michelle love to vaccume the house in the early morning of Sundays and many many more.
Initally, my brother and i tought it was only a lady's issue, but eventually my brother became the medium for his wife's grouses and he began to complaine to me as well. Things got worse, dont want to say anymore lah, anyway i bought over the house from them and they moved out, and even the amount for the house was a big big issue too."
Casually i told my friend that dont worry about it and telling him that things will be all right for him and his brother soon.
Sometime, i wonder could this kind of problems be avoided for i have heard many of such problems.
P/S : Sometimes it is not as easy at it seems