So another public figure has fallen. The news is all about the person who did the “indiscretions” ; one radio personality just said, “Men are not built to say no.” They say he was “stupid” but succumbed to impossible temptation. Baloney! There is always a way out. Always.
The press trivializes the “private business” of multiple affairs. We don’t hear mention of the devastation experienced by the wife- publicly humiliated as well as privately betrayed. Betrayal is not a joke, or fodder for entertainment.
If this new betrayed wife were to read this blog, I would say to her: I am so sorry. You are not alone. Do everything you need to do to take care of yourself. Let his image managers manage him. Go to safe people and places for the help and support you need and deserve. You do not deserve this, you did not cause this, and you will survive this. Hold your head high.
If you are a survivor of betrayal, how are you doing as you read the headlines? Are you triggered back to your own betrayal? Are you feeling sad, angry, rage? Like me, do you sometimes want to kick in the TV? Pay attention to how you are feeling. Take care of yourself. Express your feelings and thoughts to your safe support network of friends. I imagine many of you have the urge to do something, but feel helpless to do anything at all. Let’s hope and pray that in this situation, the wife will obtain the help and support she needs. I pray the press will leave her alone and allow her to heal.