Twenty years since Karen's passing, and I don't believe I've ever come across a single comment by Tom Burris about his exwife. Not a comment expressing his sorrow over her passing. Not an acknowledgement about their marriage/divorce. Heck, did he even attend her funeral? After watching the VH1 Behind The Music Special on the Carpenters, Itchy Ramone's unflattering comments about Tom ("He wasn't the kind of support she needed") made me think about what a (and excuse my language) a**hole this guy must have been. "You can keep her" were among some of his last words to Karen's family upon deciding to breakup with her. What kind of man doesn't support his wife through an eating disorder? Of course, no one can fully explain what went on in that relationship, however, one would think that a husband would take care of his wife and do everything in his power to make her feel loved if he knew she had a history of intentionally hurting herself. I know this post might make me sound like I'm sitting a soapbox and I'm not laying complete blame on Burris for Karen's unfortunate demise, however, I still wanted to see what others have to say about this psuedo exhusband of hers. P.S. Does anyone else find it hard to believe his claim that he never heard of the Carpenters upon meeting Karen?