So, I woke up this morning to the news that yet another marriage has been crushed by infidelity. I grab my cup of coffee to check email and this is what I see: Arnold Schwarzenegger Fathered A Child With Member Of Household Staff.
Just a couple of months ago I had dinner with an old friend and she told me about a dear friend who had just recently found out her husband of 20+ years left, ran off with another woman, and hasn’t been seen since!
I’ve heard story after story of affairs. Long term, lying, deceitful affairs. Not that there’s a level to an affair, but some of these stories are double-life crazy!
I have a few IRL life friends who have experienced similar tragedies in their marriages. Great women. Loving wives. No, not perfect, but so what!
What is going on???
I’m not sure where I’m going with this.
I’m always one to think that this will never happen to me. My husband is faithful, loving, and honest. Although, we have problems, they are not in the fidelity category. I can’t imagine my husband doing that to me. He’s not a flirt, he’s quiet, he’s always home, our marriage is important to him, our kids are important to him, I’m important to him, our future is important to him…blah, blah, blah.
But, I’m sure none of these women suspected that it would happen to them, either.
I have a dear IRL friend. She’s the exact opposite. She thinks it’s crazy to think it could never happen. She admittedly has trust issues. I do not.
I’d rather be naive, trust my husband with my whole heart and be wrong one day rather than spend the next 40 years waiting for him to mess up.
Even after I loose faith in humanity over a cup of coffee, I stand firm my man is different. If I’m wrong one day, then so be it. I want to trust him with my whole heart today, and I will!
Does this kind of headline strike a nerve with you? Are you one to think this would never happen, or one to think it could?