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Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 28, 2012 - 12:59pm PT
... does anyone else find this uncomfortable?



If everyone involved is good emotionally after such a tragedy, then more power to them. I'm just a different person and have never had a relationship that would allow me to pursue this situation. Well, maybe when I was an undergraduate after a night of binge drinking and my best friend's GF was hot and.... nevermind. 15 minutes of shame.
TrundleBum

Trad climber
Las Vegas
Dec 28, 2012 - 01:21pm PT
Not at all !!!!
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Dec 28, 2012 - 01:38pm PT
+1 ^^^
I thought it was an interesting video.
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Dec 28, 2012 - 01:50pm PT
looks like interesting film.
I would rather not speculated about the implications of marrying one's best friend's wife. Should be a private thing IMHO.

If you want to think about survivor's guilt, I just watched a film "Primo", a one man stage enactment of Primo Levi's book "If This Is a Man". About surviving Auschwitz. In brief, it seems the real heroes didn't. Anyway, one of the most arresting films I've ever watched. Produced by the National Theater.
10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Dec 28, 2012 - 01:53pm PT
not sure what you are getting at, well actually I am, but I think this is a rehash of something that's been discussed many times. I think it's a personal matter that has obviously been resolved.
tooth

Trad climber
B.C.
Dec 28, 2012 - 01:57pm PT
nope
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 28, 2012 - 02:01pm PT
Just put yourself in the shoes of both of these men. Who BETTER to take care of your family than a treasured friend..
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Dec 28, 2012 - 02:14pm PT
swa this awhile ago, and I agree with OP
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Dec 28, 2012 - 02:28pm PT
I see no issue whatsoever. Especially when one lives an extreme lifestyle and families have been close there is a deep understanding of what drives a person. Jennifer wrote a beautiful book
Forget Me Not
. She clearly had a deep and profound love for Alex. There are not many partnerships that can endure the rigors of what each brought to the new union...yet they have flourished in honoring Alex's memory and progressing with their own family. Requires a maturity that many people just can't seem to bring to a relationship. To often we get stuck in me me me. I don't think it's been easy, especially being in the public eye, but a memory that is honored and lives that move forward...

Susan
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Dec 28, 2012 - 03:50pm PT
I see no issue whatsoever

Just put yourself in the shoes of both of these men. Who BETTER to take care of your family than a treasured friend..
+3

IMO....Ron Anderson is absolute right......

besides, it is a private matter..not our business..


ps..hey SCseagoat, do you still have the book, and can i borrow it?

edit:.Tami....Big.. thumbs-up.



Tami

Social climber
Canada
Dec 28, 2012 - 03:54pm PT
Not at all uncomfortable by what happened to them. Not at all uncomfortable Jennie wrote a book. Not at all uncomfortable in anyway Conrad deals with it. Wish them all the very, very best. May all their lives be long & wonderful!
Hankster

Social climber
Golden, CO
Dec 28, 2012 - 04:08pm PT
Well said Ron and Tami.
graniteclimber

Trad climber
The Illuminati -- S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Division
Dec 28, 2012 - 06:25pm PT
I don't find it uncomfortable at all. This is a lame thread.
grover

climber
Northern Mexico
Dec 28, 2012 - 07:10pm PT
An ex-co-worker of mine married his brothers wife(with 2 young kids) after watching him die in a motorcycle accident.

Noble, I'd say.

agreed Granite, this thread IS lame.
Fletcher

Trad climber
The rock doesn't care what I think
Dec 28, 2012 - 07:29pm PT
Maybe if you only deal with this as a sound bite and know little of the full lifetimes of details around it (not saying that I know anything of the relationships involved).

Doesn't bother me in the least.

I was going to mention the practice (more of a yesteryear thing likely) of a brother marrying his brother's widow and Grover just did note that. I think this may have happened quite a bit in the Civil War time (my only reference off the top of my head for that is the show Deadwood, though!).

Eric
SicMic

climber
two miles from Eldorado
Dec 28, 2012 - 08:01pm PT
Yeah, it's just you.
turd

climber
Dec 28, 2012 - 08:13pm PT
You are aware that Conrad posts here?

The presence of this thread makes me a lot more uncomfortable than the video, which doesn't at all.

Maybe you should consider shitcanning it.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Dec 28, 2012 - 08:16pm PT
Lookin' like it's just you...

Studly

Trad climber
WA
Dec 28, 2012 - 09:12pm PT
Salute to Conrad, he seems to me a noble man.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Dec 28, 2012 - 10:28pm PT
"Should be a private thing IMHO."

Yep.
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