Should you always stand by your man?
We’ve all heard the classic song “Stand By Your Man” by Patsy Cline. I think the hook goes: “Stand by your man and show the world you love him. Keep giving him all the love you can. Stand by your man!” I do believe we should stand by our men – in certain situations.
Now, I love my husband with all my heart. I would do ALMOST anything for him, but “ride or die” may be going too far. Would I die for a man that does not care about me or himself? Would I die for a man that would allow other women, drugs, or even money come between us? I think not!
One great example of standing by your man is Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom.
Lamar is battling a drug addiction. He has also cheated on Khloe repeatedly. She even once tried to cover up the fact he was with another woman on her birthday.
Now that Lamar is recovering from a life-threatening collapse at a Nevada brothel, Khloe and Lamar have called off their impending divorce.
Listen, I believe in change, but I also know it doesn’t take a million chances to make a change. So what are the chances of Lamar changing?
The road to recovery for Lamar will be a long, emotional and stressful one. Stand by your man? Show the world you love him? Keep giving him all the love you can? Khloe has already tried that. It’s time to let go!
However, letting go is not what we usually do. In my experience, women are more likely to stay in a relationship that’s faced with severe problems – addiction, abuse, infidelity, etc — than men are. For example, a man’s pride will not allow him to move forward in a relationship when a woman has cheated — even if she has forgiven him for the exact same act.
Ladies, your happiness is important! There are men out there who will appreciate and value your loyalty without causing a ton of heartache. You just have to be patient in finding them (try www.PiQ.Dating for starters).
Just don’t settle out of desperation. Know your worth! You don’t have to “Stand By Your Man” in all situations.
I could say “What’s love got to do with it?” but that’s another song.
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