Ever since my divorce was final, I knew I would never again marry.
I pretty much based that decision on the bad taste my first marriage left in my mouth… kinda like morning breath on steroids.
In a word, it sucked.
Sure, it was nice to have someone to share the everyday burdens of life with. I liked being able to hand the kids off to him when I was completely out of patience and ready to wring their adorable little necks. I especially liked having someone around to change both my oil and the lightbulbs as needed.
As for the sex… well… nevermind.
Ultimately though- at the end of the day- the cons outweighed the pros… ten-fold.
I walked away from my divorce knowing two things- one, I was going to throw a party because it was finally over- and two, I was never and I mean never getting married again.
That’s why I found it interesting when I came across this article on msnbc. Reading it completely re-affirmed my reasons to never again do the aisle-walk thing.
Here’s another set of published stats to check out… this crap is just plain scary.
Interestingly, the timing of my coming across the msnbc article as well as the corresponding stats was perfect.
Just yesterday a dear friend of mine found out her sweetie pie had been cheating on her for the past 7 months.
She got him back… and while I don’t always condone revenge, I gotta say this one had it coming.
My friend wasn’t married… and if you read the stats, unmarried couples in monogomous relationships face the same fidelity challenges.
Maybe, just maybe, humans aren’t meant to mate with “that one special person” for life.
Personally, I don’t like the odds, so I think I’d rather not play the game.
Back in the day, when I was younger and dumber, I remember being cheated on. It sucked more than words can describe.
It was a horrific ordeal, and I would rather stab myself in the eye with hot pokers than go through it again.
Luckily for all of us, it seems I don’t need to get into too much detail with regards to the pain infidelity causes… as the article states, approximately 1 in 5 of you, dear readers, have experienced this horrific ordeal yourselves.
To add insult to injury, it appears that of all these cheatin’ asses out there, only 2% ever actually get caught.
Therefore, as for my willingness to go there and get involved in a relationship again…
No thank you.
I remember all too vividly the pain of realizing the one and only person I had ever trusted was being anything and everything but faithful.
Do it once, shame on them- do it twice, shame on me.
Some pals of mine say I’m just bitter… well, yea, I guess I am.
But for once, I have the numbers on my side, backin’ my ass up.