I'm Laughing About It Now

I was once so naive that when my (now former) husband came home with red marks on his neck and told me they were mosquito bites, I believed him. 

Now, in my defense, I will say that I was young and fresh off the farm.  I believed that someone who loved me wouldn't lie to me.  Thanks to my relationship with him I can say that if the same thing happened today I would beat him with something heavy and metallic just for thinking I'd fall for it.

Katija Katija
51-55, F
7 Responses Jul 16, 2007

oh yes, i'd like to believe i haven't lost faith in the opposite sex, but those walls do tend to creep up don't they??

I was like that. But I have to tell you that the fear of being too guarded could push you in the opposite direction. As much as we'd like to believe that people wouldn't take advantage, the sad truth is that many will and do.

In my case MadameDrea, I think he knew I was naive and that was probably why he married me. I must admit, I did make certain assumptions. He was the son of a, well I guess you would call her a missionary, someone who goes to out of the way places and teaches the bible? He could spout passages at the drop of a hat and everyone thought well of him—I outright admired him! I hate to admit that I was so gullible for so long, this experience was just the tip of a very big iceberg. Sheesh! Now I look back at the woman I was and want to shout: “COME ON, ALREADY! BUY A DAMN CLUE!” Sometimes, it’s difficult to reconcile our expectations with reality. Then again, it’s probably fortunate that I didn’t clue in then. If I had, I’d probably be typing this experience from a prison cell ;-p

You're going to make some poor mosquito farmer rather sore ;)

I'm afraid I'll have to agree with you Grams.

ROFL! I can identify with author AND Grams!

B--ch-s arent born they are made...