Forsaking all others until death do us part
A lifetime of care and support
You stand by my side forgiving me my faults
The mother of my children
My faithful wife
An understanding friend
A loving daughter-in-law
Lover of God, follower of Jesus, community volunteer
A sensual and eager lover
I will love you forever
The joke is on you, I cheated, I bought sex, I denied, I walked away and left you alone and financially destitute. I betrayed our family. I broke my daughters’ hearts. I left them behind and chose not to be their father. I stood before God and lied. Lied, lied, lied. I am Doug and I am a fallacy personified.
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Not sure it’s appropriate to say, “what a great twist in the plot” but the way you wrote this is striking – leaving no room for sweet superficialities. I tried my hand at looking at relationships torn apart in this: https://moreenigma.wordpress.com/2014/12/11/torn-apart-sewn-together/
I suspect it will be unsatisfying in different ways – and I suspect you are far stronger now to deal with false sentiments. Peace to you.
Excellently written. Sadly I didn’t want a divorce but while my ex expects forgiveness for things for years that make an affair seem acceptable, he was unwilling to forgive me when I grew so frustrated by his refusal to get help. I’m sad that 30 years of my life is gone and I have no one with whom I can share the good memories. I am working on forgiveness of him, myself and God.
Wanting forgiveness is different from wanting to forgive – since forgiveness does more to release you than him. Wanting forgiveness feels as if one can get a “pass” to repeat – kind of like going to “confession” without the slightest desire to change. Anyways, I appreciate how you wrote, and may you find the release from 30 years in order to live into the next “third third” of your life. Grace to you.
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If that is not fallacy then i don’t know the meaning of the word!
There are definitely a lot of fallacies in this area. Nice post.