Ever since the book came out, I've received feedback about how it's made women think about friendships throughout their lives, as well as who is in their lives now. The goal of this blog is to open up and create a dialogue about friendships: the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Each week I will post my thoughts, experiences, as well as various articles, topics or quotes that I feel are important when examining female friendships. Please feel free to leave comments; I look forward to hearing from you!
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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
One of which, Mistresses (ABC, Mondays), is about four women and their complicated lives: in a nutshell, each woman is dealing with her own issues, such as infertility, love and sexuality, to name a few. The concept of the show is also about cheating and how that impacts these women, their families and their relationships. In last week's episode, one of the characters shares with her friend that she cheated on her husband and the friend has no sorry feelings. This scenario made me think about my own friends and how I'd react if they were married, cheated on their spouse, and then shared it with me in confidence. Would I think differently of my friend?
We want to be there for our BFFs, but they may make a decision (like cheating) that rocks our own views/morals/feelings. Depending on your experience with cheating - say your boyfriend of five years cheated on you or your parents divorced due to an unfaithful parent - you may not be cool with your friend's actions. Would it break the friendship or cause awkwardness or tension between you two?
Have you been in this situation - either you told your friend that you cheated OR your friend told you that she cheated? How did you react? Did it change the friendship?
I'm actually quite curious to know your views, so please feel free to share them - you can comment anonymously if that makes you feel better!