I Am a Kept Woman: Part 2
One girl’s tale of how she became “kept.”
If you missed part one, read I Am A Kept Woman: Part 1
He made it seem like it was a gift. “Look, think of the apartment as a present. As far as the money, I buy you gifts anyway, so just think of it that way,” he said. He made it sound like he was doing me a favor, like because he would never marry me now this was his way of showing me he still loved me.
“Let’s just try it,” he said. “The apartment is a gift, but as for the monthly allowance, if you at all start to feel uncomfortable, just go back to Hooters.” The way he said it felt kind of condescending, but he was right, I guess.
Andrew had already arranged the apartment and decided to drive me over there that night and check it out. It was a beautiful 2-story condo in a gated community. It had a cute little garden and everything was brand new, from the Viking stove to the marble counters. It just all felt so comfortable.
The first few weeks of being a Kept Woman were mostly just spent taking it all in. I just thought about what I didn’t have to do, not what I could do. I didn’t have to go to Hooters. I didn’t have to go home early because I could get up whenever I wanted. I didn’t have to make coffee at home, because now I had money to go get one!
I really loved the first few weeks. Of course I shared my new lifestyle with Angela and she would come sleep over all the time, when Andrew wasn’t over. Everything was fine and then I noticed Andrew started acting more distant. He would disappear for a few days, and when he came back, I felt like I couldn’t ask him where he had been, as we now had this “deal.” Andrew still treated me nicely when we were together, but he did start to just let me know the day before that we were leaving in the morning to go to St. Lucia, or other last minute plans.
You might think being told the night before that you HAD to go to St. Lucia isn’t really a burden, but I realized that Andrew now had me kind of trapped. I wanted to enroll in college and start making progress toward a degree, but how could I do that when I might have to leave on the day of the final?