I'm taking your silence to be uncertainty in how to make sense of this intractable situation I've found myself in. Before you formulate your advice, let me add some information that only recently came to light:
My girlfriend's husband, you will recall, was injured in a trampoline accident. What I did NOT know when she told me this is that she feels chiefly responsible for his paralyzation. I managed to coax the story out of her:
Over a few glasses of wine and curling up on the couch in our bare feet and other intimate stuff that people do when they're dating and all that, she said that her husband won this trampoline at the local Rotary Club penny sale. So far so good. That sort of thing happens all the time.
They have a big lawn that could easily accommodate such an apparatus. And her husband wanted to put it in the middle of this great lawn away from any obstructions that could be a safety hazard in case anyone fell off it. (He used to work as an OSHA safety inspector, so he would know those things.) Well, my girlfriend burns easily in the sun so she demanded that he place it next to an enormous shade tree on the edge of their property, and that she wished he would take her needs into account just that once, if he loved her.
So he does. But he's the only one who ever used it because my girlfriend said that it made her dizzy to use it. So he's out jumping on it and yelling at her to come join him and she refuses. And at that very moment --apparently there's supposed to be safety clips on the springs to prevent them from coming out of the holes on the frame; I guess the manufacturer had a lawsuit once about that-- the springs on one corner come loose and that messed up his whole physics trajectory and he slammed head-first into the oak tree just beside the trampoline.
By this time in her story, my girlfriend is sobbing because she says that she was the one who unpacked the trampoline, and she found a plastic bag in the box with some metal things in it that she didn't recognize. So she threw them away, thinking that they weren't important.
I'm starting to get the picture here: There was an unhealthy power relationship with her and her husband, and I'm wondering if she's some sort of Black Widow. What better way to reign supreme over her quarry than to paralyze him?
Am I getting in over my head with this woman? Should I break it off now?