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Goran said:
She just seems to go from trouble to trouble. First all that drama with Rainer Harnecker who had her living off orange juice and then she hooks up with the detective who investigated Harnecker. He, Rainier Hofmann doesn't sound any better. He's in court at the moment about some dodgey dealings that involved German Telekom and then her father speaks about not liking Patty's relationship and how he can't accept her living with and not being happy about their engagement and now she says she's had enough and wants to move with Hofmann to Mallorca to escape Switzerland and her family. Hofmann's mother said to Swiss newspaper that Patty was terribly upset, cries the whole day and her nerves are shot.

What a poor poor girl.

Wait a minute....Rainer Hoffmann is a detective??????????????? I have met Rainer... he seemed ok to me. Patty seemed very happy with him in Australia! I didn't know her parents didn't like Hoffmann though... I thought they were ok with him... hmm on second thoughts, I do remember Danny saying he didn't like Hoffmann either... so perhaps they do disapprove... gah... it's a pity because Patty is such a nice person! Patty's Mum seems nice too, but I don't know much about her Dad.

And for those who say she chose that course... she did choose the boyfriend, but she did not choose for her family not to like him or her relationship with him! Bloody Harnecker... man... what I'd do to him if I saw him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr he was the start of all this! :(
 

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Goran said:
Yes, Hofmann is a detective. He was the German detective who helped arrest Harnecker when there was all that drama about the cult etc that they said that Harnecker was involved in etc. Patty got involved with him straight after that so they have been together for three years and have been engaged since December 2001. Her parents also didn't like the fact that he is ten years older then her and they just don't seem to like him and can't accept the fact that Patty is living with him. From what I have read Patty and Rainer live in Lausen in a apartment only 22 km away from Patty's parents in Bottmingen and that is why they want to go to Mallorca to get away from them. Hofmann said that the have been planning to move to Mallorca for months but now it is actually happening.

This is all making headlines in Switzerland and I only hope that Patty can sort something out with her folks even if she does decide to stay with Hofmann. :)
Yes, this is correct. Patty does live in Lausen. I never really "got involved" in Patty's love life - I never paid much attention to it, because I don't really care who she's going out with, and I certainly wouldn't ask her about it, so I don't really know much about Hofmann. But I have met him before (although I have no idea if he speaks English, because he only spoke German when I saw him). I wonder why Patty's parents dislike the guy so much though. I mean OK, the age difference I can see, but ten years these days isn't really a problem. I mean my best friends parents are 15 years apart in age! i also hope that Patty can sort everything out with her family. I had no idea that things were so bad on that front. I mean I know they were so glad when Patty split with Harnecker, but I didn't realise they felt the same way about her being with Hofmann as they did about Harnecker! :( Methinks some support for Patty would be nice about now! :)

btw, thanks so much for the info Goran! :)
 

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c2AKAcmglenn said:
I agree with Goran... she may not have the strength or self love to realize she's hooking up with guys who aren't good for her and her tennis has suffered. I remember when she was in the top 20 and playing some really impressive tennis... beating top players. The announcers were saying she was headed for the top ten, the way she was playing. Then all that stuff happened with Harnecker (what a quack!) and her tennis went down the tubes. Did you hear about the needle/skin piercing device he advocated? :rolleyes:
She did get into the top ten! EDither #8 or #7 was her highest rank (I think 8). :D I hope one day she can get back there!!!
 

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:eek: :eek: :eek: OMG!!! I can't believe this! I feel so sorry for Patty! She is such a nice person! She doesn't deserve this no matter what anyone says! She is old enough to choose who she goes out with, and I don't think her parents should interfere, even if they don't like Hofmann, because as they should be able to see, they are just pushing Patty away, not doing anything to help the situation! If they tried to be understanding, then maybe they'd get somewhere! No wonder I haven't heard from Danny in a couple of weeks! I feel sorry for him too, because he is probably in the middle of this too (Danny's her bro for those who don't know).
 

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:( :( :( I hope this gets sorted out soon! It's really weird to be reading this! Besides... is it right that Rainer is not an honest person? Do we know it for sure, or could it be her parents trying to make him look bad? I mean I don't know much about him, and of course we get nothing in the papers here, being so far away!
 
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