posted on Dec, 21 2004 @ 07:58 AM
that in my experience chances are slim to none.
Trust is the rarest commodity on this particular planet. Rarer even than love. It's like a bank account, and you've made a huge withdrawal
transaction in the account you share with someone else. Now, if you make no further withdrawals, you will accrue more trust by a tiny, tiny bit of
interest payments over decades.
You can also perform meritorious acts and make "deposits" into your mutual trust account. You do this by being trusted with smaller scale
responsibilities that you manage not to **** up. Hint: don't ever say "trust me." That line is only used by cheaters, con men, mafiosi, and
The reason that your chances are so slim is because the relationship is now on an unequal footing. The other person is now the "judge," and every
mistake you pull from here on out will be seen as further evidence of your cheatin' heart. You'll be expected to "prove" yourself worthy, but no
matter how well you do, it won't matter because they no longer "trust" you.
* * *
My advice is an "affirmative defense." You admit that you acted with the morals of an enron-executive, but that "it wasn't me," and give one or
more of the following explanations:
1. I was really, really high. Oh my God! what did I do while I was out of it!?
2. I've been meaning to talk to you about this. I think I might be gay (or straight, depending) and I was trying to re-affirm my sexuality. Will
you come to therapy with me???
3. I think I'm having a nervous breakdown. The death of (name of closest person to you that has ever died) is still affecting me. I guess I've
never really come to terms with their death.
4. I didn't mean to hurt you. It's just that life seems to pointless, lately. I never do anything right. (begin sobbing) It seems like nothing
really matters, like my life has no point or meaning, as if death is the only way out. (Start shrieking here, and do so until you're admitted to the
Like I said, unless you have consummate acting abilities . . .
[edit on 21-12-2004 by dr_strangecraft]