One of the most important things I try to do on my website is present the truth.
Today my truth is hard. It’s humiliating. It’s painful. And, this is what it looks like…
Not pretty. Not happy. Not peaceful or well-loved or anything positive.
That is the face of someone who just found out the man she has loved with her whole heart for 5 1/2 years cheated on her and lied to her. It happens to women all around the world every, single day. And, it happened to me about an hour ago.
Men cheat. Women cheat. Same goes for lying. But, both have disastrous consequences on the people for whom we care. And, that picture…that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Now, I have such wonderful things to look forward to in the next few days. How long was he lying? Was it about everything? How in the world do I ever trust a man again? Why in the world would I want to?
Am I an idiot? I still cannot fathom the man I held up so high is at his core a liar and a cheater. It is baffling to me to even connect those words with my Lion.
Again, my website is real. It’s not meant to do anything other than give the women and men who read it a feeling that we are all in it together. So, I’m balancing the beauty of this wonderful life I live with the bitchslap I just received in a 3-sentence email.
Even though it’s hard.
I want all of you to know, it is another thing I will understand. Continue writing to me about anything. I guess, now, I can add “he cheated on me and wrote me an email” to that list.