From Tiger Woods to Arnold Schwarzenegger to the sorry husbands on the show, Braxton Family Values, we are inundated with the escapades of cheating-ass men all over the country. While many aren’t surprised when they hear that another powerful man in the media or a regular Joe Schmoe from the YMCA Basketball league has cheated on his wife, I am beginning to question why women are expected to sweep this under the rug and welcome such a vile act as “normal” male behavior.
While I’m admittedly addicted to the show, Braxton Family Values, and admire the closeness between the Braxton sisters, there is one sad truth about these women that no viewer can ignore. With the exception of Tamar Braxton, all of these women seem to be in broken relationships where monogamy has been an issue. While the Braxton sisters seem to comfortably accept an adage that their mother has passed on which stamps all men as cheaters (except Barack Obama), it seems like this acceptance has caused many of them to share a similar unhappy fate. At least three of the five sisters have dealt with infidelity and are still with their husbands. Now, I am not one to encourage anyone to leave their marriage because every person should decide what the deal-breakers are in their own relationships. With that said, I would argue that blindly accepting the notion that ALL MEN CHEAT does the following:
1.) desensitizes women to the act of men cheating and therefore encourages them to stay in broken relationships
2.) implies that your man doesn’t have to value you enough to stay faithful because it isn’t really “natural” for men to be monogamous
Ladies, WAKE UP!!! Cheating is a choice not a predisposition! Women need to stop giving men a free pass to treat them like the loogy they just hawked in the trash barrel. You deserve more than a man who can’t keep his “Johnson” out of Ms. Jones. Now, while I understand that there are other things to consider in marriage like children, finances etc., please remember that what you accept for your life is what you will always have for your life. So choose happiness and if that can’t happen with the cheater you call your man, put some “Sug Avery” in his tea and go find happiness elsewhere.
Can you drink to that?