The Psycho Ex Wife: ex bashing taken to the next level

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ThePsychoExWife-AnthonyAndAllisonMorelliHate your ex? Ever have evil thoughts of retribution, hell and damnation? Envisaged fire and brimstone raining down upon their heads? One man has taken his misdirected feelings of ill will and channelled them into an online literary opus of such obsessive focus it would raise the most curious of questions as to why he ever married his ex-wife in the first place. Newton’s third law of motion states “To every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction”. If you consider his current hate as the reaction, would you be right in assuming that at one point the “action” was an equal love, just as intense?

The players in this sad story of marriage gone awry are Anthony and Allison Morelli. After an eight marriage characterized as stormy, they divorced in 2005. However Mr. Morelli decided to use the Internet to voice his side of the story and created a blog entitled “The Psycho Ex Wife” in December 2007 with the tagline, “The Psycho Ex Wife is the story about a marriage, divorce, and subsequent custody fight between a loving man, his terroristic ex-wife who is strongly suspected of suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder (at least from our armchair psychologist diagnosis), and the husband’s new partner.” He then set out to describe in detail all things relating to his ex-wife, the joint custody of their two children and anything else he felt necessary to vent.

On the page “Cast of Characters“, Mr. Morelli describes his ex-wife (he uses the acronym PEW, Psycho Ex Wife throughout the blog):

She’s on the precipice of 40 and probably looks all 50-years of it. Imagine if you will, Jabba The Hut, with less personality. She spends her time with her bipolar sister (PP, see below) drinking her days away bemoaning her victim status, when she isn’t stuffing the children with fast food, buying them toys, or pushing them towards the TV or computer.

He describes himself (he’s 42 as of this writing):

He’s on the brink of 40 and believes he looks in his 20s. He’s not conceited, he just doesn’t live by the “you’re only as old as you feel” – he tosses in “…and pretend you look however old you feel, too!” He’s handsome, but I’m biased. Before PEW divorced him, PP told her she would never find someone as great. Damn, she was right for once.

After the introduction of the entire cast including PEW’s codependent mother, PEW’s alcoholic father, PEW’s bipolar sister and their kids, this page has a list of 88 comments (as of this writing) from various readers who have discovered the blog. Is it surprising? The comments are very positive about the web site and many describe their own situation as being similar to the author’s. It’s important to note that some of the commentators are women, apparently the new partner of the ex-husband, and who are describing their partner’s own ex-wife. There seems to be certain camaraderie between these people as they are sharing a similar (negative) experience.

According to a Time Magazine article, Morelli doesn’t hold back on denigrating his ex, calling her a “f—ing psycho” and a “black-out drunk.” A Google search turns up two pages on the site where Morelli has written “she’s a f**king psycho”. Another Google search returns three pages containing “black-out drunk”.

ThePsychoExWife-logoFrom 2007 onwards, it seems the existence of this blog remained unknown to his wife and their two children who are now 10 and 12. However in August 2009, Allison discovered the site. (Yahoo Shine Aug 9/2011) In a posting dated August 2, 2010 entitled “Notable Crazy Email #52,010“, Anthony writes:

One of the many things that PEW has taken to doing since the discovery of has been to stalk and read the site and the forums incessantly. She does this from home, her sister’s place, her parents’ house, and yes – even her workplace. This has resulted in a barrage of crazy emails.

During a hearing held on June 14, 2011, Family Court Judge Diane Gibbons ordered Anthony Morelli to close down his web site and banned him from mentioning the three in public. “This is about children,” she said.”You may say anything that you would like to say. You may publish it. You may put it on a billboard. But you will not have your children, because that is abusive.” (San Francisco Chronicle)

Anthony Morelli is in violation of the judge’s order
As a curiosity, if you type in the URL, you will get an all white page with only the text:
1st Amendment 101
Wondering where the site went?
Find out what happened and how you can help SAVE HERE

However, the entire site is still online; it is only that initial page which is missing. Click here for the About page and here for the Cast of Main Characters. In fact you can find all of the pages by doing searches through Google. In other words, it would seem that Mr. Morelli has not taken his web site down and is definitely in violation of the court order. All he has done is to replace the initial default page with the above message and the link to his new site where he solicits donations for his legal costs.

MSNBC: Matt Lauer and his story on The Psycho Ex Wife
A video dated August 9, 2011, shows a segment from the Today show where first reporter Amy Robach tells the story of Anthony Morelli and his blog then Matt Lauer interviews Starr Jones, a former prosecutor, and Dr. Gail Saltz, a psychiatrist, for their take on what’s happening. Curiously enough, there seems to be a legal angle to the case where Morelli may have an argument for free speech. However, his wife would have to bring a civil suit against him to prove his actions were defamatory. Nevertheless, as a parent, as an ex-spouse, as a human being, everyone seems to be in agreement that Anthony Morelli’s actions are confrontational and not good for his children. Anthony is not a nice man.

Why did that @#$%^* bastard divorce me?
In this blog posting I talked about some of the vitriolic writing I had run across penned by women about their ex-husbands.

Because he’s a lying, two-faced sonofabitch. He can’t keep it in his pants. He’s a sex addict. He’s a goddamn perverted deviant jackin’ off to Internet porn. He’s an ungrateful, unfaithful, untrustworthy, underhanded un-man with a tiny d**k. He’s a selfish @#$%^* whore-chasing douchebag that deserves to be chemically castrated then banished to some far-flung South Sea island where he’ll be forced to work on a chain gang for the rest of his rotten miserable life.

I went on to ask some questions about what really went on behind the scenes which led up to the divorce.

I can’t help thinking that there is more to this story than he’s a @#$%^* douchebag. … I’m certain that there are some truly bad people out there. Adolf Hitler was a bad man. John Wayne Gacy, the American serial killer who raped and murdered 33 teenage boys, was a bad man. I just find it hard to believe that every single @#$%^* bastard one day decides to leave his wife and children, ruin his reputation, besmirch his good name, alienate his kids and turn himself into a “bad man” just because he’s a douchebag. He actually wants to be bad man as opposed to being loved and admired? Really?

Anthony Morelli has suggested that his ex-wife, Allison Morelli is an alcoholic. In one posting, Allison writes about taking her children to an A.A. meeting. There is more to this story than simply Allison being psychotic.

Anthony Morelli has written any number of postings which pour scorn on his ex-wife. He has vilified her, humiliated her, and besmirched her reputation from here to eternity. Just what does he possibly hope to achieve by all this?

If there is an objective to have everyone happy, successful and at peace with themselves and the rest of the world, if there is an objective to have the two children involved successfully co-parented by Anthony and Allison, would anybody feel than Mr. Morelli has tackled the issue in a manner that would achieve any of these goals?

Final Word
In my blog Tricia Walsh: Let’s divorce on YouTube! I tell the story on a disgruntled woman who posts videos denigrating her husband in what the judge called a blatant attempt to get the upper hand in the settlement negotiations to try and quash the pre-nuptial agreement. It didn’t work.

Tricia Walsh is an extreme case just as Anthony Morelli is an extreme case. Nevertheless I have seen numerous shades of gray in various blogs written by those who are going through a divorce, who are trying to find their way after the divorce or who are locked in a custody battle. Is everyone taking the high road or does a little of Tricia Walsh and Anthony Morelli slip in periodically when somebody decides to vent in print?

A divorce lawyer, who is divorced himself, told me the other day that in his opinion only 10% of divorces turn into major confrontations. That is, the majority of divorces are settled reasonably with both parties being civil to one another. As a glimmer of hope to everyone, he went on to describe how he and his ex-wife had a nice trip to New York together to visit their daughter adding that now, he and his wife are friends. I couldn’t help thinking of Molly Monet of Postcards from a Peaceful Divorce and how she has gone through a divorce, come out the other side and has now become friends with her ex-husband to the point where the two of them together can successfully co-parent their children.

I know that it is important for me to be vigilant about my own feelings. I can be hurt and I can wallow in the pain. I can find fault in others and I can get stuck blaming them for my problems. Nobody is perfect; God knows I’m not. Yes, it’s not easy, but the sooner I can accept, the sooner I can move on. Anthony Morelli started his blog in December 2007 and he’s still at it coming up to four years. That’s a long time to be writing about the psycho ex wife. Instead of making peace, instead of finding a solution, instead of moving on, he is continuing to wallow in his rut of destructive and self-destructive hate. Anthony Morelli is not a nice man. I don’t want to be anything like him.


The Psycho Ex Wife: About

The Psycho Ex Wife: Cast of Main Characters

About: We started to share our story because we know how stressful it is to deal with a high conflict ex that uses the court system to harass you. We’ve been dealing with it for 7 years now and there is no end in sight.

Time – Aug 11/2011
‘Psycho Ex-Wife’ Blog Starts Free-Speech Fight in Court by Vanessa Ko
A man is trying to fight a judge’s order to remove a blog that he used to talk trash about his former spouse for the past four years, citing his right to free speech.

The Daily Mail – Aug 10/2011
Judge orders husband to take down blog about his ‘terroristic psycho ex-wife’

Video: MSNBC – Aug 9/2011
Divorce debacle: Bitter blog ordered taken down
[N.B. If you move your mouse over the bottom of the video, you get a popup menu which allows you to turn on sibtitles or a transcript.]
Former prosecutor and legal commentator Star Jones and psychiatrist Dr. Gail Saltz talk about the battle over the controversial website “” NBC’s Amy Robach reports.
[Amy Robach gives a report about this story but it is Matt Lauer interview with Starr Jones, former prosecutor and Dr. Gail Saltz, psychiatrist which is the most interesting part of the video. Legally, Anthony Morelli has the right to write his blog. However from the point of view of being a good parent and a good ex-spouse, he is not right.]

Video: Fox News – Aug 10/2011
Blogger Fights Court to Keep ‘Psycho Ex-Wife’ Site
[Anthony Morelli is a cyberbully?]

Huffington Post – Aug 9/2011
The Psycho Ex-Wife: Free Speech Fight Over Divorce Blog by Anna Bahr

NY Daily News – Aug 9/2011
Judge orders ‘Psycho Ex Wife’ website creator Anthony Morelli to take down blog; Morelli fires back
by Joyce Chen

San Francisco Chronicle – Aug 10/2011
Dad fights shutdown of ‘Psycho Ex Wife’ blog by Amy Graff

my blog Tricia Walsh: Let’s divorce on YouTube!
Philip apparently filed for divorce in October 2007, but Tricia was only served with papers in March 2008. On April 10, 2008, Tricia posted a video on YouTube shot in their apartment during which she “tells all” about her husband including the prenup, being evicted from “her home”, the absence of sex in their relationship, and her finding a stash of Viagra, pornography and condoms. During the video, she phones her husband’s office and asks her husband’s secretary what she should do with the stash.

my blog: Why did that @#$%^* bastard divorce me?
Because he’s a lying, two-faced sonofabitch. He can’t keep it in his pants. He’s a sex addict. He’s a goddamn perverted deviant jackin’ off to Internet porn. He’s an ungrateful, unfaithful, untrustworthy, underhanded un-man with a tiny d**k. He’s a selfish @#$%^* whore-chasing douchebag that deserves to be chemically castrated then banished to some far-flung South Sea island where he’ll be forced to work on a chain gang for the rest of his rotten miserable life.

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