To Date or Not to Date

It is difficult to stay open minded once exposed or recently exposed to another’s ill manners, or less than honorable behavior.

When I let someone into my life on a personal level, I always expect what they are tell me is nothing but the truth.

Sadly enough that isn’t always how it is. I have never understood what someone feels they might gain by telling or acting less than honestly.

I stumbled across this quote years ago and found it a wonderful sounding board.

“What you do speaks so loud I cannot hear what you say.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The plight of  most in relationships is each person starts out by truly wanting to believe in the other. They listen to justifications of poor behavior and excuse slights and misguided interpretations of intentions.

Then the day of reckoning comes and  one has to decide what is more important, hanging on to a relationship which is based on half truths or withdrawing completely to avoid a potential repeat of such misunderstandings.

So what would you do? Would you put up with a relationship when it doesn’t make you happy because you are in love with the other person?

It’s a tough call, and only you are able to make such a decision.