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    Question The floodgates open to all ...

    Hi! A reader wrote to a columnist of the Daily Mail. She told about her husband cheated on her.

    Could you paraphrase the sentence I highlighted in red in the following context for me? I don't have any idea about it. Thank you!


    Needless to say, this time I did ask him to leave. If only that was the end of it. It had taken me eight years to realise I could not live with him any longer because when the trust is gone in a relationship it cannot be rebuilt easily.

    I am now two years into the divorce and with dozens of court appearances behind us, I would not wish this on my worst enemy. The floodgates open to all that has been going on behind your back - there is not a truer saying than the wife is always the last to know.
    Source: the Daily Mail
    BEL MOONEY: How can I ever trust again after so many lies? | Mail Online

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    Re: The floodgates open to all ...

    I don't have any idea about it. <--I have no idea what it might mean.

    The floodgates open to all that has been going on behind your back - there is not a truer saying than the wife is always the last to know.

    Floodgates are opened to let all the water out when there is too much water in dams or lakes for example..

    In this case it means that the wife is getting to know all what went on behind her back as everybody is now telling, or she is getting to know through all the procedure even being told by her own husband. So all the information is now available which in this case is probably not such a good thing to happen.

    In Spain we say:

    Ojo que no ve corazón que no siente= Eye that does not see, heart that is not hurt. ;)

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    Re: The floodgates open to all ...

    Hey Heidita,

    Thank you very much for your interpretation. I've understood.

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    Re: The floodgates open to all ...

    Quote Originally Posted by heidita View Post
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    In Spain we say:

    Ojo que no ve corazón que no siente= Eye that does not see, heart that is not hurt. ;)
    And in England we say 'What the eye doesn't see the heart doesn't grieve over.'

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    Re: The floodgates open to all ...

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    And in England we say 'What the eye doesn't see the heart doesn't grieve over.'

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    Thanks bob, so similar and soooo true, jeje

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    Re: The floodgates open to all ...

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post

    Thank you very much for your interpretation. I've understood.
    Better:
    Thank you very much for your interpretation. Now I understand.

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    Re: The floodgates open to all ...

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    Better:
    Thank you very much for your interpretation. Now I understand.
    Hello RonBee,

    Thank you! Now I understand.


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    Re: The floodgates open to all ...

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hello RonBee,

    Thank you! Now I understand.



    (That's a big bee. )

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    Re: The floodgates open to all ...

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hello RonBee,

    Thank you! Now I understand.

    OMG!!! Where did you get this photo of Ron!!! I am sure it was well hidden!! jeje

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