A huge headache.
The perfect excuse for the woman to try to ruin the man's life when she gets done with him. As a surrogate uncle to their kids, I watched a 7 1/2 year relationship between 2 people who first were each friends of mine separately. He was a little on the nutcase side with lots of social problems and reality issues, and I find after the whole thing fell apart that she wasn't exactly a prize on a deeper level. She had a lot of skeletons in her closet. Without saying so much details, after 8-9 years of supposedly knowing me, she didn't even trust me. After some simple questions for clarification of reasons why she left, she doesn't even reply to anything except hi. Won't even let ME talk to the kids. "Isn't sure she can trust me", or any of her friends from this town, and cut us all off. I am left with the impression she's keeping me at the end of a 10 ft. pole. We're all like "wtf?" about her. The dude on the other hand is torn about his kids, but seems to be faring well enough and has nothing to hide. I feel sorry for the kids.
OK, had to get that off my chest... enough seriousness.
WHERE'S THE PAPER TOWELS?!?