I’m not sure why some people feel the need to put their private life on public display. Maybe in the age of ‘celebrity’, it’s become a fashionable thing to do. But I’m old school, I think that what’s personal should be between you and your circle. And sometimes not even them. However, I am going to make an exception and write about something that happened to me recently, because it happened in the public eye.
A few weeks ago, I was pointed to a blog post, that claimed that my now ex had cheated on me while we were still in a relationship. Obviously, this hurt and confused me and I wanted to know if it was true. Some people asked, why even care? Since you’re no longer together with him. But the truth of it mattered to me for a number of reasons. One, I respected my relationship when I was in it and I respect the memory of it now. Two, just because it’s over, doesn’t mean it wasn’t important to me, or that I don’t still value the happy times from when I was able to be in that relationship. Three, the truth matters, and deep down I knew my ex wouldn’t do that to me because he is not that kind of person. Four, I am still friends with him and we talk often.. the claim (if it was even slightly true) would have changed the way I felt about that friendship and our whole history.
Long story short, I have been told that the blog post is now edited and the claim has been withdrawn. It’s only a small compensation for a hurtful and disrespectful action on the part of the writer, but at least the lie is gone now. I’m glad for all the reasons I mentioned, and I can move on now with my memories intact. I could wonder why some people feel the need to act in that way, but nah, I’m not going to waste any more time thinking about it.