Reality TV socialite Phaedra Parks says she is “relieved” that her husband Apollo Nida was shipped back to prison following his conviction for bank and wire fraud.
Unlike most couples who rush down the aisle, Parks was forced to wait until Nida completed a prior prison bid before they tied the knot 5 years ago. But the distance between them only heightened her intense feelings for him.
As we know, our feelings are a terrible life compass. So when Nida walked out of a Georgia prison, Phaedra quickly married him and signed a contract to star in a reality TV show.
Both bad decisions that were out of the norm for an intelligent woman like Parks.
Parks had complained in the past that Nida did not have the maturity level or skills necessary to hold down a steady 9-5 job to support his family. Additionally, Nida was highly emotional and had anger management issues — typical of boys raised by single women.
It’s easy to imagine Phaedra — a strong black woman — growing wary of her husband’s feminine, immature ways.
“I won’t have to be worried about all his nonsense, wondering what’s going on with him, has he wrecked something, has he got in trouble somewhere?” she said during a recent episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Women want 2 things from their men: intimacy and a sense of security. Parks says she got neither of those from Apollo.
Parks said Apollo never should have married her if he was insecure. But it was Parks’ job to assess Apollo’s emotional status before she agreed to marry him.
That’s where the brain neurotransmitter Dopamine comes in. It renders smart women like Parks deaf, dumb and blind to a man’s glaring flaws.
“It’s easy to say you love somebody,” Parks told her mother, but actions speak louder than words.
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