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IslandGirl18 posted 10/6/2013 21:34 PM

Has anyone watched these shows? I am watching Betrayed and I am repulsed. I think these shows really try to glorify these relationships. I am hoping they give true credence to the destruction these betrayals create.

I am watching to see the consequences, the revelation of the truth, etc. I am finding that everywhere I turn, there is deceit. I know honorable people exist. I wish I had married one.

SSmile posted 10/6/2013 21:39 PM

I am watching both and I don't know why. I feel like I am just torturing myself. The finale of Mistresses was hard for me. I do want to see how it all plays out I guess.

cuppacoffee posted 10/7/2013 06:33 AM

Me too!
I suppose I like to torture myself.

I wish there was a show about being faithful instead of this junk.
Shoot even drop dead diva had a cheating kiss. It's like no show is safe.

heme posted 10/7/2013 07:05 AM

I couldn't watch those shows BEFORE D-day. It would kill me to watch them now. I don't understand why they glorify cheating and lying. Why not a good show about a happy family with faithful, loving spouses?

7yrsflushed posted 10/7/2013 07:12 AM

Never was even interested and you left off a show I despise but everyone I know seems to love, Scandal. Another show that glorifies A's and messed up behaviors.

cuppacoffee posted 10/7/2013 08:34 AM

grey's anatomy
How I met your mother
Mad men
Walking dead (okay she thought her husband was dead but then he shows up...)
Army wives

Almost everything I watch..

FeelingMN posted 10/7/2013 08:42 AM

I trigger anytime I see betrayal on tv or movies. I'm sure fWW does to but you could hear crickets chirping.

She wanted to watch Mad Men because she heard it was good. She doesn't know anything about it. I told her I have no interest in ever watching it.

TV is hard I couldn't watch those shows without my blood pressure rising.

OldCow18 posted 10/7/2013 09:05 AM

TV is next to impossible to watch with WH. Forget the obvious triggering shows like Betrayal and Mistresses or Mad Men, True Blood, etc, etc. etc. The other night we were watching Modern Family and I freaking triggered because of the wedding stuff. We're going to have to stick to documentaries at this point. Will it ever get better??

catlover50 posted 10/7/2013 09:05 AM

Yeah I finally felt in a place where I could watch Scandal. The episode I watched they made the wife out to be a bitch and the A relationship to be "true love". Never mind that the character of the president killed an old lady who threatened to tell that he had stolen the race. He's a good guy and his wife is a bitch that deserves to be cheated on and is getting in the way of true love.

I told my H that I didn't think that show deserved a place in our lives and he agreed.

Merlin posted 10/7/2013 09:09 AM

Playing on infidelity is low hanging fruit for TV and movie script writers. They don't have to think. They just write this trash and wait for viewers that thrive on the easy drama.

Turn it off and read a book.

You have more important things to be doing.

[This message edited by Merlin at 9:09 AM, October 7th (Monday)]

brokendancer7 posted 10/7/2013 09:42 AM

I can't even watch the commercials for those ABC shows.

But not even PBS is safe. We were watching Father Brown Mysteries the other night, and the plot included a guy who was blackmailing another man's wife to sleep with him.

To his credit, FWH asked if I was ok or wanted to change the channel.

Kierst13 posted 10/7/2013 09:46 AM

I watch HGTV and almost nothing else.

LostAngry posted 10/7/2013 10:32 AM

I have not seen either of those shows. I am ashamed to admit that my guilty pleasure of TV is Scandal.

WhatsRight posted 10/7/2013 10:49 AM

A bit of a t/j -

I often wish that my husband would see or hear what goes on in these movies - but he just leaves the room or changes the channel.

Anyway, yesterday, I was watching "The Wedding Date". The guy is coming back from the bachelor party, asking the escort why his best man would offer a hooker to him on the day before his wedding. The escort responds,

"It has been my experience that a man in love doesn't want a prostitute." And, yes, my husband heard it. He, of course didn't respond. But it gave me just a bit of a validation (in addition to the obvious trigger) for what my husband did - and that he heard someone use those words. That it just wasn't me who felt that way.

Yes - you're right. I am so pitiful at this point that I am validated by a movie! Good Lord!

end t/j. Sorry.

SSmile posted 10/7/2013 11:17 AM

last night didnt turn out so hot...I had dvr'd "Betrayal" while on SI last night

yes I know how that sounds but you know how if you pause a show and watch it..the show will play just later? well my WH just happened to walk in the door from work and walked in on the scene where she comes to husband's office and the OM is there and they looked shock but pretend not to know each other? My WH starts chuckling at that and I just lost it.. I started screaming "you think that's funny you a**hole???" and it went on. (I dont think he even knew what the show was) but he figured it out real quick. :( He profusely apologized and got very upset and said all the right things but I hate this pain he has caused. I think I won't be watching it anymore.

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