There are no “happily ever afters”. There. I’ve said it.
Over lunch, I popped a quick question to my colleagues at work. What would you do if you caught your other half (or better/bitter half) cheating on you?
Outraged? Stunned? Speechless? Angry? Stupefied?
The answers were varied. The first reaction was mixed. Denial and anger at first and the common response in the end was confusion.
No matter how you looked at the situation, you’d only be faced with hurt and pain. How can you look at him/her the same way again after this? There’d always be that doubt lingering in your heart. Forgiveness comes easier than forgetting. We forgive because it’s an act of self-love. Forgetting is a human reaction to pain.
I guess the more we love, the greater the pain felt when losing the person we love. It’s probably why some of us keep a distance when they get into a relationship. They don’t give their all because they’re afraid to get hurt in the end.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always hopes, always perseveres.”
But nothing lasts forever. And one needs to remember that when Love is gone, the heart remembers the pain caused by the hurt of being and falling in love.