1. The Crybaby
It was a warm autumn day when I first met my crybaby neighbour. I was out in my garden, enjoying the last of the season’s sunlight, when I heard a faint sobbing coming from next door. I peeked over the fence and saw a woman, probably in her early thirties, sitting on her doorstep, crying her eyes out.
I introduced myself and asked if she was alright. She told me she was going through a divorce and had just moved into the neighbourhood. She said she was finding it hard to adjust to living alone and being a single parent.
I sympathised with her and we got talking. I soon found out that she was a very kind and caring person, despite her current situation. We became friends and I would often pop over to check on her and see if she needed anything.
One day, she confided in me that she was struggling to make ends meet. Her ex-husband wasn’t paying child support and she was finding it hard to make ends meet on her own.
I offered to help her out financially and we became even closer. I would help her with groceries and other expenses and she would often help me around the house.
We developed a strong friendship and I soon found myself confiding in her about my own problems. She was a great listener and gave me great advice.
I was really glad to have her in my life and I know she felt the same about me. We helped each other through some tough times and I will always be grateful to her for that.
2. The Divorce
It’s been two years since my divorce, and I still can’t seem to get over it. I cry all the time, I’m paranoid about my ex-husband finding me, and I can’t seem to function like a normal person. I know I need to get over it and move on with my life, but I just can’t seem to do it.
I sometimes think about what my life would be like if we had never gotten divorced. Would we still be happy? Would we still be together? I know it’s pointless to think like this, but I can’t help it. I still love my ex-husband, even though he hurt me so much.
I know I need to find a way to move on, but I just can’t seem to do it. I’m stuck in this cycle of sadness and despair, and I don’t know how to get out of it. I hope one day I’ll be able to look back on this time in my life and laugh, but for now, I just can’t.
3. The Neighbour
It’s been almost a year since my divorce, and I’m still not used to living alone. I’m so used to having someone else around, whether it’s my ex-husband or my kids. But now, it’s just me. And I have to say, I don’t like it.
I live in a small townhouse complex, and my unit is right next to my neighbour’s. She’s a divorced mom, too, and we’ve become friends. She has two kids, a boy, and a girl, who are both in elementary school.
Anyway, my neighbour is always crying. I can hear her through the walls, sometimes even crying herself to sleep at night. It’s really starting to get to me.
I know she’s going through a tough time, and I feel bad for her. But it’s just so hard to listen to her cry all the time. I can’t imagine what she’s going through, but I wish she would try to be a little stronger.
4. The Chapter
“4 The Chapter” is the fourth chapter of the My Divorced Crybaby Neighbour manga series.
The chapter begins with protagonist Ayaka Matsumoto attempting to wake up her neighbor, Hiro, who is passed out drunk on her doorstep. After several failed attempts, she eventually gives up and goes back inside her apartment.
Later that day, Ayaka goes to visit her friend Emi, who is also going through a divorce. Emi tells Ayaka that she is considering dating again, but is worried about what her ex-husband will think. Ayaka tries to reassure her that she is still a desirable woman, but Emi is not convinced.
The next day, Hiro comes over to apologise to Ayaka for his behaviour the previous night. He tells her that he is going through a tough time at the moment, as his wife has just left him. Ayaka sympathises with him and the two of them begin to bond over their shared experience of divorce.
Eventually, Ayaka and Hiro start dating and they are both happy with their new relationship. However, Hiro’s ex-wife soon finds out about the relationship and she is not happy. She demands that Hiro stop seeing Ayaka, but he refuses.
The chapter ends with Hiro’s ex-wife warning Ayaka that she will regret getting involved with him.