There are many things in this world that hurt.
Scraping your knee after a fall.
Smashing your fingers on the car door.
One of the worst, at least in my humble opinion, is the hurt that comes from a betrayal.
This can come in many forms.
Someone that you trust and care deeply for says an unkind word, or shares something you told them in confidence.
A person that you thought was your friend goes around bad-mouthing you.
The person that you have chosen to love displays affection and/or attention elsewhere.
Now, this last example will be different for each person.
I know that flirting can be quite innocent. I tend to do it quite a bit…Hey, I am a flawed individual with a fragile ego, K.
I know, not an excuse, but, I am using it as one
Oh, and so you know, I hate double standards, unless of course I am the one “benefitting.”
Why this comment?
Because though I am a very friendly individual and yes, do flirt at times, if my Husband did it, it would hurt! Deeply! Quite frankly, I would feel betrayed!
Now we can sit here and go over a bunch of societal norms, our families of origin, personalities, that we know our limits and can control them, blah, blah, blah…
Fact would still remain that it is quite simply a double standard.
However, one can sit here and argue that having set a precedent does factor in…
Why this all of a sudden out of nowhere post?
Oh yeah…I have decided to open up a can of worms…
Let me just end this post by saying, Thank God for Retrouvaille!!