Eddie might have felt regret or guilt at leaving Wilma initially, but over time settled into a new life.
A new life, a new job, and greater contact with his children, who fully agreed with his assessment of the situation.
It was two years after his departure that Eddie met and fell in love with Opal. She was ten years younger, had been married, divorced, and had one son.
All his kids (save Esta) and his grand children really loved Opal and her son, Greg.
Not to waste time, Eddie and Opal decided to marry. The family was ecstatic.
It was a fun wedding and Eve and Jason and Sonia all agreed that Opal was officially their substitute mother, the grandmother of their children and had to be at every function, from births to graduations.