I was just wondering how common or uncommon this is. My wife has a friend that I just cannot stand. I don't hate her, but if she were to suddenly vanish out of my wife's life I wouldn't be one bit upset. To better explain, this friend is pretty much the bottom of the barrel. She can't hold a job at all. She constantly gets fired because she'll refuse to do the job how she's supposed to (insubordination). Either that or she's always "getting hurt" or calling off of work because she's "sick" and they fire her for excessive absence (absent minded included). When we first met her it was only because she lived on the next block over, and her son and our son went to school together. She was married, two kids, her husband had a good job, etc. She decided to cheat on him, he found out so he left her ass. Now, married again, she cheats on her new husband, too. The best part is, she's married to the guy with whom she cheated on her first husband. The worst part, she somehow manages to follow us around. We've since moved from the town we met her in, and eventually she moved to the town we do. At first she was ~1 mile away. Next thing you know she moved two houses away. This woman has stolen from us (mainly food because she can't hold a job long enough to help keep food on the table), and as mentioned - cheats on her husband and has absolutely no future at all. She's worthless, yet for some reason my wife constantly hangs around her. She's one of those people who bathes once a week whether she needs it or not. She has the most gawd awful rotting teeth because she refuses to go to the dentist so her breath stinks to high heaven. She drinks a lot, smokes heavily, and does nothing but complain about everyone and everything. She's everything which describes trailer trash, sans trailer. Actually I rescind my previous comment. I do hate her. Not only is she everything I described and more, a few years ago she convinced my wife I was cheating on her. I don't know how many of you have ever felt that pit in your stomach when your wife comes to you and asks you if you're cheating on her, but I can honestly say our marriage has never been the same since. She caused my wife to lose trust in me, and it's very difficult to love and enjoy the company of someone who doesn't trust you. Anyway, just needed to vent. I'm not a controlling person (as far as my wife is concerned) so it's difficult to demand my wife stays away from her, but I have asked her numerous times, why she hangs around her. Her answer is always the same; "I don't know."