Can this marriage be saved? Probably not through the alleged methods of Mario Pena, a Midland counselor.
Pena is being sued by Pablo and Rosa Villela, who say they went to him for help with marital troubles.
As part of the therapy, they claim, Pena embarked on an 18-month affair with Rosa.
"As a result of [Pena]'s actions, the Plaintiffs have suffered emotional distress, irreparable damage to their marital relationship, and other damages," the suit says.
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Pena asked to meet with both clients separately, the suit says, and "he met with plaintiff Rosa Villela on substantially more occasions than Pablo Villela."
Maybe he thought Pablo didn't need as much counseling.
Eventually, the suit says, Pablo learned of the affair when it ended in November 2009, at which point he likely added up just how much he'd spent on Pena's fees in order to piss himself off even more.
Pena has not yet answered the suit, which has been filed in state district court in Midland. The couple are asking for unspecified damages.