I honestly thought that my dad and his ex girlfriend were going to work out.
They were a toxic relationship. Always pissed off and yelling.
Dad asked her to marry him a few times.
She said no. Red flag. Things probably won’t work, right?
Unless he changes his ways, but why would dad change for the better? No, that’s too time consuming.
One day I hear her scream.
She comes to my room and says do you know anything about this!?
She’s holding a condom wrapper that she found on the side of her bed. Clearly it wasn’t her’s.
(Wonder why that’s there, some things never change)
Yes, I took the fall. I covered for my dad.
I told his girlfriend that I was at my friends house blowing condoms up like balloons, and accidentally brought one back with me.
That never happened.
She’s still pissed, but somewhat believes me.
She has to question my dad when he gets home.
I hear him saying: “Yeah that was not me, I work all the time, I don’t have time to cheat on you,” blah blah blah.
Then I started hearing my name and realize he’s going along with my story.
Why did I cover for him?
He was always mean and aggressive towards me, but yet I lie and cover for him?
He came out of the hallway and we just shot each other a look.
Never talked about it again.
Until a few years ago. I asked how many girls he cheated on her with.
He says seven.
Seven women. Seriously?
No wonder why she wanted better.
I was so mad at her for leaving and taking my brother and sister along.
Never letting the family see them again.
It sucks, but how can I blame her?
From woman to woman, we need to do what we have to do for our own sanity.
For our own happiness.
Looking back, I probably should have taken her side.
I know there was a lot more going on then just cheating.
You just don’t know what happens behind closed doors.
Until you hear stories from the other women he’s been with.
Hence why my dad and I don’t talk much.
I will be my voice and never let any man talk down on me, including my own father.
I refused to be belittled because I’m just a woman.
We are not weak. Women are powerful.
Be your voice.