We’ve all heard the saying, once a cheater, always a cheater… but is there truth in this rather cliché allegation? Or are we condemning innocent men worldwide, who may have screwed up once or twice, to be bound in that big box of infidelity? Obviously all men aren’t the same… or are they? ...more
The hacking of the Ashley Madison website and posting of that information on the internet for all to access raised a question for many married persons – “Is my spouse cheating on me?” When I read about persons searching this informational trove I thought about that game we played as adolescents. The game where we pulled the petals of a flower as we recited “He loves me……He loves me not” hoping that it would end on the right choice. I know that persons are hoping that they do not find the name and information of their spouse among the Ashley Madison inform...more
The first time (that I know of) he cheated was the most devastating. I was naïve in the beginning and he always went to great lengths to make up for his wrongdoings. Similar to a physically abusive mate, he would buy really nice gifts when I would catch him in an indiscretion....more
“I’ve heard that relationships with married men are the most fulfilling,” a single woman said in response to a married man’s claim that all married men eventually consider an affair. I grumbled and rolled my eyes, so she asked, “Have you ever dated a married man, Stephanie?”...more
Phases of Coping with a Cheating Partner.. Before You Let Go
Having a cheating partner is for me, the worst thing that can happen to anyone. It drains your self-esteem, humiliates you, cheapens you and just makes you question the goodness of everything. It doesn't matter what reasons or justifications are given... It's destructive and it hurts.
Through out history, the mistress has been the villain that everyone hated. She has always been seen as the home wrecker with no morals or respect for marriage or relationships. That seemed to have changed a bit when Kerry Washington hit the scene as Olivia Pope in the hit tv show, Scandal. Week after week, fans took to social media to root on the mistress of the President of the United States and being the other woman didn't seem to be so bad...at least on tv....more
If you've ever blogged through infertility (IF), you know that some of your fellow IF bloggers graduated to become mommybloggers, while other women became adoption bloggers before becoming mommybloggers, while others simply disappeared.
I am one of the disappeared.
When I was going through infertility treatment hell, I kept a blog called InSpring. I selected that name because I wanted my 40 year old insides to become as young and fertile as spring. I wanted to give birth in spring, or get pregnant in spring - it didn't matter which, I wanted to have a baby.