Thursday, June 11, 2015


     With the widespread use of technology our modern world has become desensitized and normalized to different types of infidelity. There is no longer just a physical or sexual affair. There are multiple ways to be unfaithful in a relationship and marriage. Fantasy is the one I want to focus on today. The idea of fantasy infidelity can be extremely damaging. There is a significant double standard in the idea of fantasy. It is socially acceptable for woman to obsess over fictional characters such as twilight and Christian Gray of 50 Shades of Grey. Women spend time reading, talking and thinking about these men without second thought. When women get together it is perfectly okay to watch chick flicks and get all riled up when Channing Tatum or Ryan Gosling takes his shirt off. 
     If we as women were to walk into a room full of our brothers, fathers and uncles watching and having similar conversations about women, we would be appalled. But more importantly, hurt. We need to recognize these behaviors in ourselves. Our mental fantasies can withdraw us from our husbands and marriage by being preoccupied with men that our husbands can never compare to. 

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