In this day and age, the sanctity of marriage seems to have gone out the window. Call me a creeper, but when I encounter an elderly couple holding hands and laughing as if it was their first date, I always snap a photo.
Why? Because I want to believe there is still hope for marriage, even with the rising divorce rate in our country.
Take it from a married woman, it can certainly be flattering when another man notices you. You feel old and worn down and you can’t quite squeeze into the jeans that fit you less than a year ago.
Then along comes a man who expresses his interest. Maybe you sit a little taller.
Wow, you think as you straighten your shoulders. I still got it.
But that’s where it should end. Period.
Temptation knocks at everyone’s door, and though flirting can seem harmless, it can all too often lead to destruction. Saying “no” can be a challenge, which is why I have to applaud the woman who shared screenshots of a recent Facebook Messenger conversation she had with a man who was not her husband.
The conversation begins innocently enough. “Maybe we should go out sometime,” the man writes.
The woman gives him the benefit of the doubt, responding kindly with a “thanks but no thanks” attitude, even going as far as to boost his ego so his feelings won’t get hurt.
But the messages quickly turn from friendly to jaw-dropping when he doesn’t seem to care she’s already spoken for. In fact, he’s married too.
“We just won’t tell,” he jokes. Is this guy for real?
The woman drums up the perfect burn, not hesitating to put him in his place as she relays her battle with cancer, showcasing the wonderful man she married. “Love is watching someone die… who is going to watch you die? Get your house in order and please stop messaging me.”
Roasted. I hope the dude learned his lesson, and even though he probably didn’t, at least we can all take comfort in knowing there are still some honest and faithful people in the world.
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