He has anger problems, stress related illnesses, alcohol dependencies and a whole host of issues he is burying and carrying on regardless, I have to feel sorry for his new gf really, she has no idea, he is very good at putting on a front.
Well those are things that he certainly isn't going to sort out in a week, and unless he acknowledges he has issues in these areas and does something about it he'll never get them sorted out.
I should imagine he will be blaming all these issues on you! She'll be feeling sorry for him, acknowledging in agreement how awful you must have been, saying she'll never be like that, and she'll be there for him, helping him through his 'issues' thinking she can save him from himself, only to find out in a few days/weeks/months that actually there is nothing she can do for him because he'll soon be blaming her for all his faults, failings and the likes.
Nine years ago when I left my ex for abusive and controlling behaviour he met another woman within a few months and it was full on very quickly. I tried to warn her what he was like, mainly because she had young children and I didn't want them experiencing what me and my son had experienced, but she just thought I was jealous. A few months later she was supporting him at the family court when he was applying for full residency of our son, she was giving evidence on how she would help to raise our son in a 'loving, family environment'. (He didn't win by the way.) Nine months later they were married and she got pregnant on the honeymoon.
Four months after the marriage my ex looked really thin and ill. At handover one day he confided in me that he'd made a huge mistake and shouldn't have got married so quickly. After the baby was born, she emailed me asking for my advice as his abuse to her was really bad and she was now ready to listen to me! A few years later she divorced him because of it.
During all of that time I remained single and happily so. I dated a couple of guys here and there but none went beyond a few dates because I knew they weren't right for me. I found myself, knew what I was looking for in a man and decided not to settle for anything less, decided I'd rather be alone for ever than make do and be unhappy.
And then, two months ago I started dating a guy from work who is WONDERFUL and life is very happy right now.
As for my ex, he's now on his third wife (fourth if you include me but we never actually married) and has three kids by three different women.
So next time he brags about his up coming weekend with his girlfriend, smile sweetly and wish him a nice time.
I know whose shoes I'd rather be in
PS As an after thought, if he is house sharing does this woman have her own place? Very convenient for him if so...