They fell in love and married each other against all opposition. I was her sounding board and her shoulder to cry on through the roughest patch. To say I was overjoyed when they took that final step and tied the knot would be an understatement.
So one day when the phone call came, I was unprepared for the way her voice shook. My independent, smart, well educated friend who was earning a lot more than her husband when they started life, was cowed down and brow beaten.