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It’s official, the football legend know as Brett Favre has “retired” yet again.


It’s official, Brett’s wife, Deanna, whom has not been visible at all this season, will get Brett back, full time. Deanna has been highly visible and has stood by his side during his never ending football career. She has lived her life according to his ambition and needs.She has been loyal and faithful while making a home for Brett and his children. She has fought and survived breast cancer.


Her reward? Public humiliation due to his flirting and conduct unbecoming a husband and father.


So now he can go home to Mississippi to the wife he has humiliated. Now he can go home to his daughters whom he has embarrassed. Now he can go home and try to figure out what he will do for the rest of his life, without his drug of choice, football. Let’s face it Brett Favre is addicted to the game. It is all he knows, it is what he loves most.


But how will his “retirement” affect his family? Football wives quickly learn that the game comes first. They must be adaptable and independent much like military wives, albeit with some better perks and income. They learn to live without their husbands presence and help nine months out of the year. They learn to make decisions for the family and handle all the day to day affairs while their husbands devote themselves 24/7 to the game.


I suspect, it will not be business as usual on the farm for Brett and Deanna as he heads home as a “former” player with a cloud of accusations hanging over him. He has been able to preserve his public family man image, that is until now.


Brett Favre the football player will long be remembered for his quarterback skills and gunslinger mentality. But the accusations of inappropriate conduct and the impending sexual harassment lawsuit filed by two former Jets masseuses may leave a big black eye on Brett’s football career.


As he walks away from football, will Deanna be waiting with open arms?


If Deanna is waiting for him, she might be thinking about how these things will change her life.


Just imagine for a moment how she will feel having him underfoot during the months of August through January. Just imagine for a moment how she will feel having him make changes to her schedule and routine, asking for attention and expecting to be the King of the Castle. I think as a woman, we can all understand why his family keeps telling him to play. He is probably a royal pain in the ass around the house. But add to that the sense of betrayal she must feel for his alleged actions and you can understand why Deanna might not be planning a big Retirement Party for Brett.


The retirement, should it stick, will be just one of the adjustments in store for Deanna and her daughters.


There is still the very real possibility what the impending lawsuit filed by two former Jets masseuses will have a more meaningful result on Deanna’s life and marriage than expected.


Originally published on FemmeFan



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