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Two months ago, Nathan Dollarhyde’s life was perfect according to the man himself.
Today, it’s far from it.
The Advocate can reveal this afternoon that his partner of six years, Amanda O’Donghue, felt there was a lot more life could offer her beyond the Betoota City Limits – so she left.
“And that was that,” concedes the 28-year-old office person.
“About a month ago, I came home and all her stuff was packed up in boxes by the door. She was sitting on the couch waiting for me, blah, blah, blah you don’t need to hear all of this. Long story short, I handed the keys back to the agent about a week ago and I’ve moved back into a share house with a bunch of randoms,”
“Not ideal – but you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do in this life. I guess that’s why Mandy left, right? Anyway, I’m still sleeping on a blow-up mattress, I’ve ordered a new mattress from Koala so I’m looking forward to not waking up feeling like I’ve been run over by a bus. I got a chair the other day. Things are slowly returning to normal.”
And what a chair it is, according to a formerly-concerned friend, Hannah Willmott.
Hannah told our reporter that she was ‘a bit worried’ about Nathan for a while – especially after seeing just how far he was willing to let his personal hygiene and self-esteem nosedive in the weeks immediately after Amanda’s departure – but the addition of a cool new chair to his otherwise extremely depressing new Betoota Heights bedroom has put her mind at ease.
“He got it from the shire council clean-up,” she said.
“Now he doesn’t have to sit on the floor to put his shoes on in the morning. I’ve also seen him hang shirts on the chair. I think he’s finally getting his life back on track now, which is great because he deserves to be happy,”
“I think he might need some more things, like a bed frame and maybe a closet or clothes rack. If he really wanted to spice things up, he might even get a bedside table. But for now, these baby steps are fine.”
More to come.