28 thoughts on “Public Service Announcement

  1. Elisabeth says:

    like it….but have a look at the summary of research findings, I just posted.
    We could make a poster for men too….
    Infidelity rates are becoming equal 😦

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  2. Aside from the obvious moral issues with extramarital affairs, I still can’t wrap my head around the point. Relationships (especially marriages) are hard enough. I couldn’t imagine trying to cram in another one.

    I love my job, and it’s difficult too. I feel no temptation to sneak off and work another one on my days off.

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  3. I know this isn’t going to be the popular thing to say but… my dad had an affair a long time ago with a woman. My mom found out, they broke up and my dad stayed with her. We all were upset at first and didn’t like her but my mom made a point to say that she was not the one who was responsible to stay loyal in the marriage, my dad was. My mom never spoke ill of her, and basically said that she can’t hate someone she doesn’t know. Of course, she was mad at my dad, and I’m sure there was a lot of fighting there but now almost 25 years later, my dad and my step-mom are stilled together and married and I have a great relationship with her. I think if my mother had been been bitter and angry and hateful it would have made it so hard for us (my siblings and me) to have a relationship with them. And I say them because if I had a poor relationship with his wife, it would have made it uncomfortable for my dad. I know our story is not the norm, but not sure it doesn’t have to be. My mother held my father accountable. Not the other woman. I wish we lived in a world where women in general stuck together, even if they didn’t know each other, but we don’t. And I have no idea if she even knew my dad was married when they got together…I honestly haven’t asked that story because I don’t believe it’s any of my business. He may have been a bad husband but I don’t believe it made him a bad father. Part of women sticking together should also encompass not passing judgment. I might not like everything other women do, and I might not condone everything other women do but unless I know their whole story, I can’t condemn them either…. Just my opinion and you know how that saying goes… opinion as like a-holes. Everyone has one and they all stink! ha ha hah

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    • I love that you share your opinion!! That’s the beauty of this platform with our friends here. πŸ™‚
      Funny that you mention the story with your father. (I’m glad that you all made the best of the situation and your family put you guys first.) My dad left my mom for what became my stepmom. I couldn’t stand her at the time and it took many years to forgive but I’m glad we ultimately did. My parents weren’t good together and I’m glad my dad was happy the last few years of his life (before he passed away).
      I do wish people in general were less self serving and more open. That’d probably avoid many unnecessary hurt feelings. πŸ™‚

      Thanks for sharing… I think it’s great to see a thoughtful different response. πŸ™‚ xoxo

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      • beautifullioness2016 says:

        ‘I do wish people in general were less self serving and more open. That’d probably avoid many unnecessary hurt feelings.’

        ^^^ yes this.

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    • I think your mother is a very brave and strong woman who sets a great example. My ex’s first wife (he is now on wife 3) and I are very close and that all started with her. I respect her more than most people for showing grace in uncomfortable situations.

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      • How nice that you get along well with his first wife. If you have kids, this must be a blessing for all of them. If you don’t, how wonderful to have gained a good friend and someone who can really understand your life.

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