i had noticed, in the initial episodes, that although the stint with Veronica was called an affair, Rose's mom was only ever called 'Rose's mom,' which of course was clever as hell! by not concretely establishing his relationship status, they had a multitude of potential plots.
but then they switched it up, she's "his ex" now, of course this means that him hookin up with veronica wasn't an affair in any sense of the term (more of a fling really), and it also means he had no legitimate reason why he shouldn't have been with linda. that means hes no longer a suave family man who had a slip up (with V) brought on by stress and the wife being estranged, torn by a potential love and his past commitment. now hes a guy whos wife left him and is too scared get back on the horse, and too indecisive to pick between two attractive girls. i went from respecting him to loathing him just by the status change of a character we haven't even seen yet. huh, how bout that.