The Caramel Crunch (8 February 2020)

Over at Caramel (Learner at Love), CARAMEL has started a new prompt. I’d like to see her prompt do well, and I had some time today to write a post, so here we go…

The prompts are called the Caramel Crunch and so far are centered around a moral question. For your convenience I shall repeat her question.

You become aware that the marriage mate of a friend of yours is romantically involved with someone else. As far as you are aware your friend does not know anything about it. What would you do?

Me? Okay, suppressing a chuckle. I reckon that the probability that one of my friends, their partner is cheating on them is minute (but I suppose you never know). The probability that I would know about it, astronomical.

If I did know, then I would basically make like I didn’t know. I think. See no evil, hear no evil. I’d say and do nothing. I would keep out of their relationship. If it is so messed up that one of them is going off having affairs, it’ll fall apart anyway without me needing to be a catalyst. But I reckon there is every bit as much chance of the friend turning on me.

If I knew the cheating partner, though, it might make me keep my distance from them in the future.

Sorry, pretty crappy post this week, but I can’t really relate to the question. From where I stand, I’ve had my child, she has grown up, left home. Thank goodness. You think I’d wanna do that again? I like having my wife around, but if she decided she had better options, then good luck to her. Marriages are hard work and I wouldn’t be prepared to put that amount of work into another relationship. I think my friends are pretty much the same. I’m not sure that any of us could be bothered having an affair. We’re all settled – most of us have been with our partners for decades. We made our choices, for better or worse.

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