Back story: In 1997, Billy and I separated for about eight months. He moved out of the house and went to live with my friend, Scott (which further complicated things). During that time, I started to date a redheaded 30 year old from Germany named Michael that I met through Russell, my ex. Billy started dating Chris, a forty-something smart-ass (the parallel was not lost on me). Long story short, Billy and I reconciled and went into couples counseling. It worked.
So it is odd and somehow comforting to befriend Chris now. I see why Billy liked him so much.