Yesterday, one of my family members/friends (close enough friends that we consider them family) was over for Easter. He recently was on a long business trip away from home. During the trip, he took a picture with some younger attractive women. He was going through pictures of his trip and showed this one to both my wife and I and even commented on how "hot" the women were... all this with his wife sitting next to him.
I immediately felt offended by this. I could see the pain in her face. I never had the ability to see this before.
Last night I then started thinking back over the years how I have both condoned actions like this from my guy friends and even done this exact thing myself. I realized how fucking disrespectful this was to my BS. It's just so damn sad that I needed the smack in the face that losing everything I really love brings to you to realize this. What a horrible price to pay.
I pray that other WSs realize our BSs didn't deserve the disrespect we have gave them. They deserve to be honored and respected at all times. Let's show them that.
What defines us is how well we rise after falling.