I am at a complete loss for words at the disgusting piece of advice given in a recent Woman’s Magazine here in Australia.
Dr Rosie is an…intimate relations advice columnist who also gives advice about the relationship outside of the bedroom. The Q & A that has got me steamed up involves a lady who was marrying the man of her dreams. There was an argument about inviting his ex-wife to the wedding. She didn’t want to (her gut said no) he did, he got his way and the ex got invited. Fast forward to the reception and the new bride can’t find her husband anywhere. She walks out to the car park and catches the groom and his ex-wife “in the act”. She gets mad at her husband, he claims “it doesn’t count because it was his ex-wife”.
This columnist then advises her to stay married to the man (because it was only this one time), set boundaries stating that if it ever happens again, she is leaving and to forgive and move on with their new life together.
What??? Am I the only person who finds this response to be less than helpful? There is no way I would advise anyone, family, friend or complete stranger to stay, given this situation. If he thinks sleeping with his ex-wife doesn't count, he could possinble do it again, thinking he isn't doing anything wrong. I was so mad at this response it took all my restraint not to throw the magazine at the wall.
*breathes in & out* Ok, i am calmer now. Does anyone out there think that the advice given is a little sub-par?