Apparently Taylor Armstrong from RHOBH may move to Vail, Colorado, to live with her new(ish) boyfriend. They’re happy and in love, and yadda yadda yadda.
Why do I care about this?
The boyfriend in question was married when they met. Married and has children. This isn’t the first time I’ve heard the village of Vail and cheating in the same breath. Apparently it’s a boys’ trip playground, where married men often choose to ignore their vows in favor of some apres ski action.
I am a firm believer that you cannot steal a man. A man has free will. It is ultimately up to the guy that promised to be monogamous to STAY monogamous. And sure, not every love connection starts clean - you might meet a guy while he’s in a relationship, you like him, he likes you, and that’s the catalyst for his breakup and your eventual relationship. Or you meet a guy who rocks your world while married. It happens!
But if you meet a guy, and he tells you he’s married or has a girlfriend, you DO NOT SLEEP WITH HIM. You do not make out with him. You do not make overtly sexual comments. You do not touch him inappropriately. And if he attempts any of the above, you rebuke his advances and shut that shit down.
When a friend tells me, “I’m not the one who is married - that’s his problem. And his wife’s,” I want to revoke her lady card. It IS your problem. You are choosing to insert yourself into a situation where promises were made. You are choosing to help someone break promises, to lie, and to mistreat.
Sure, you’ll argue that someone else might say yes.
Be the one that says no.
Women showed up to vote. They showed up early and they showed up strong.
And not only that — women *my age* showed up to vote today.
Our great grandmothers fought for the right to vote.
Our grandmothers fought for the right to work outside the home.
Our mothers fought for the right to be treated with respect.
Don’t pick a fight with us.