My mother and I got into an interesting debate last weekend. We usually have similar beliefs on many issues, but I was surprised to learn that when it comes to the topic of things that are unforgiveable in relationships, well, let’s just say our views are quite different. Who would have thought that my mother would end up being the romantic, free-spirited one, and I would be the one taking a hard, firm line. The only two things she was emphatic about putting on her unforgiveable list: An abusive (physical and emotional included) and a criminal.
Excuse me? Was this woman willing to put up with everything, or what? You know me, friends, and I’m nothing if not solidly armed with my own list of unforgiveables, imcluding but not limited to:
*Uncomfortable, intolerant, or otherwise insulting toward people with disabilities
*Cheaters: this includes both emotional as as well as physical infedelity.
*liars (As my Twitter friend Beth says, “Lies are lies no matter the size”)
*disrespecrful and self-absorbed
So tell me, friends, what’s on your Unforgiveable List?
Boys, if you do any of the above, you’re gone. That’s just the way it has to be. And don’t think I won’t turn up the speed and come after you in my wheelchair, either.
[Photos via let’s be happy]