BIO Repost for Kate & Joe 2
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BIO Repost for Kate & Joe 2
Kate and Joe
Kate: 24, has been through a lot emotionally in the last year, and has vowed to get a grip on her emotions, and not let them run her life, or ruin her marriage any more.
5’10, 165 lbs, brown hair, with dark blue eyes, and porcelain skin.
Interests: Complex, artistic. Loves coffee, piano, drawing, painting, writing, and knitting.
Skilled at: Cleaning. She is a cleaning and organizational freak.
Joe: 27, has deep running family baggage, divorced parents, sick mother, over emotional siblings who fight and rival constantly. He is a neutral party in his family’s wars, but is affected none the less.
6’2”, 185, blonde hair, green eyes, pale skin
Interests: Swiss watches, guitars, and good buys.
Skilled at: Negotiating a fair price, winning arguments, and being right. Also, very good with his hands.
Issues as a couple: Joe needs his space: Kate has been in the past, very clingy. Due to bitterness, and being a fast learner, she has become angry, remote and withdrawn from her husband.
Recent events: Kate and Joe have been getting along fairly well. They are a little tight on money, but not too tight for Joe to continue his collecting of guitars.
Kate is trying to start her own business, and is working nights and part time days to accomplish that end.
Her family is in turmoil, and she is worried about her mother. Her sister (a single mom) has been running here and there, trying desperately to find a job, while waiting for the axe to fall, knowing that her benefits will be pulled if she didn’t get work soon.
Kate’s mom hasn’t seen the boys in days, and is stressed because her adopted daughter has been making life very difficult.
Joes’ family is going through a lot too, as a whole. His father has just had two knee surgeries, his mother keeps having strokes, panic attacks, and heart murmers, his little 2 year old nephew has just been diagnosed with severe asthma, lung infection, and bronchitis, and his older sister is fighting with his father.
Basic conflict: Will they be able to deflect their outside turmoil away from their marriage and make it work, will this time of conflict be the end of the road for them?
Kate pulled next to the curb, and cut her engine. It felt good to be home. Home, such as it was, was a small St. Louis apartment just west of the Italian Hill neighborhood. It had one bedroom, a small bath, a large kitchen and moderate living room & sitting room. She still went stir crazy sometimes.
The cool December air nipped her cheeks, and she hurried or the door. There were a lot of new people in the neighborhood that she didn’t know, and she was not comfortable being out on the street this time of night. Well, two in the morning wasn’t exactly night time, but it was for her.
She had just finished a long Thursday night of mopping floors, and she was ready for some sleep.
As she crawled into bed next to Joe, she wondered how they would get along this weekend. They usually did okay on the weekends, but she had taken a part time job working nights, because she couldn’t take the fighting anymore. She was as frustrated with his inability to cope as he was with her inability to find a permanent job. Oh, she always had work, and the bills were always paid, but until recently, she hadn’t found her permanent niche. Now, she was working nights trying to establish her own business during the day. That, however, was taking a good amount of time.
That was okay with Kate. She, of all people, actually needed some space. Things had gotten to the point she almost called and got rental quotes on a U-haul during Thanksgiving weekend. She had just been through so much lately, her coping abilities were sapped.
Her mother, Theresa, had about had all of Michelle and Beth that she could take. Michelle, Kate’s younger sibling, had two children and lived off her parents because she couldn’t find a job. Beth, Kate’s adopted sister, had always made things difficult due to issues of her own.
Theresa had called Kate this weekend, depressed, and it was all she could do to listen without getting discouraged herself. She then had to deal with her own life, and establishing a business, which was taking what seemed to be forever. Between working all hours of the day, and trying to run her household, Kate was feeling totally unappreciated and neglected. But according to Joe, she had an easy job, and did nothing all day long when she was home.
That was where her inner turmoil began. Her biggest issue was that she never felt good enough.