Anyone else watch this show? It's excellent, and the infidelity issue isn't always in the plot every episode, but it does come up. At least it's being portrayed in a reasonable, somewhat realistic way, although they don't show the deep grieving process I think most of us go through. However it makes me think about some things...
What is about us "good wives" or "good spouses" - why do we stick around despite our hurtful spouses? Is our own goodness a liability, because we want to believe in the goodness of everyone despite ample evidence to the contrary?
I like how she separated and got her own place - she set some boundaries, but then how far does that go? Is she being naive and too-trusting in her relationship with her husband?
Anyone else contemplate this type of stuff?
[This message edited by KatyDo at 9:06 PM, February 3rd (Monday)]
It will be interesting to see what happens with that love relationship with Will. I'm still shocked that she decided to stay with her husband after he went to prostitutes. Ironic bc my WH didn't do that, but I have been unhappy with his womanizing ways for years - and yet *I* stay - so what the heck lol.
I think statistics are that about fifty percent of people are cheated on, so there are probably a lot of people put in this situation who end up staying. Also a lot who divorce, since the stats on divorce are about as much.
I, personally, stayed married because I became accustomed to being treated poorly. I didn't know about the cheating, but I did know that I was no longer respected. Except when my SAFWH would be ashamed of his shitty behavior and shower me with apologies and love and affection. Until the next time. I was a master rug sweeper, jack of all trades, appeasing angel, abused wife. Each time I'd make up my mind to leave, he'd have a crisis, job loss, illness, etc. I couldn't leave him in his time of need, could I?
I always had an Anne Frank view of the world. That despite all the horrors, I still believed that, deep down, people were good. I think I resent losing that more than anything else.
I don't need to watch this kind of show for entertainment. I have my own life that could rival anything seen on a tv soap, plus all my dear friends here at SI lives. Why would I want to watch some fictional bullshit when the reality is right here, everyday at SI. It really isn't very entertaining. It is sad, painful, and explosive. Maybe here, though, we can actually help someone instead of just exploiting and mischaracterizing infidelity for money.
What is about us "good wives" or "good spouses" - why do we stick around despite our hurtful spouses?
"Oh, why do my actions have consequences?" ~ Homer Simpson
"She knew my one weakness: That I'm weak." ~ Homer Simpson
I mean, Alicia Florrick is a WAY more controlled person than I am, but her coldness to Peter, and the way her walls are up all the time resonates for me.
I like that she's tough and not overly-forgiving of him.
I think they clearly have a writer on board who knows the ins and outs of cheating.