Lauri Peterson

Lauri shares exactly what happened with Vicki and the moment their friendship ended.

on Jun 5, 2013

Over the years with Vicki, back when we were what I considered to be "good friends," she confided in me a lot in regards to her personal life. She spoke candidly and opening about other men. I knew I wasn't the only person that she shared this information with and she never asked me to keep anything a secret. Even though I personally didn't agree with her actions and choices, I kept my opinions to myself. The choices that she made didn't affect my life and I had no desire to get involved in her and Don's marriage. Their marriage seemed to work effectively and I thought to myself that whatever works for them, is their business! However, I do not condone cheating! In my opinion, dishonesty and infidelity will destroy the foundation of a marriage. If the foundation isn’t strong, everything else will likely eventually crumble.

My friendship with Vicki ended seven months after I met George. Vicki, Duff and I were working in the office one day, when a woman called asking for Vicki. I transferred the call to Vicki. She motioned to Duff and I to leave the office to allow her privacy. Her call lasted over 30 minutes. When Duff and I were allowed back in the office, Vicki continued to work on insurance, as if nothing happened. She was fine and did not mention the call to me. The phone call that Vicki took, I will later discover to have been George's ex-wife' mother.

The following day, I received a call from Jeanna Keough telling me that Vicki had received an email from George's ex-wife's mother summarizing their conversation. She had instructed Vicki to give me the email. Vicki, however, decided to forward that email to everyone except me! Jeanna forwarded the email to me. It contained nothing but bulls--- slanderous lies and served no purpose other than to harass George and I on behalf of George's ex-wife. Keep in mind, Vicki was very aware of all of the problems George and I had been experiencing with his ex.