What do you do when people confide in you on very sensitive matters such as infidelity? Sometimes I get confused as to whether or not to offer any advice, offer comfort or just keep quiet and listen. The older I get I just keep quiet and listen especially if the person in question isn’t quiet close to me. I am also very opinionated, so it can be hard not to say anything.
Someone told me about a week ago her husband was cheating on her, amd one babe wanted to collect her husband. I kept quiet and listened, I was very weak because I have met this woman 2x in my life. There are a few things I could have said to her if i truly spoke my mind- but I heard myself saying she should keep praying. In actuality I wanted to say, stop sleeping with him, start living for you (do the things that make you happy…not to be confused with a wayward life). And pay him no mind especially if you know you are not leavig that marriage. But Alas i took the cop out by saying pray to GOD, she will go away.
In circumstances like this i feel like i have failed in my duty to humanity in not speaking the truth, but are these truths worth anything in this society of ours? People share their lives for different reasons, and to be on the receiving end, perception is key. I somehow believe the woman wanted comfort as I noticed she seemed to be losing herself in the midst of the whole thing and that seemed to be my conflict point.
Under these circumstances what would you do if the person isnt close to you? Go ahead and speak your mind or stick to the safe options such as keep praying?
Last call for A Million Dollar Gift
Winners Wednesday is on temporary suspension until further notice…got quite a bit going on and coordinating it feels like work. Please bear with me.