I sat at the lake with friends and family enjoying sundown and listened as my cousin told us the story about her ex – and how she didn’t want to hate him for leaving her. Taking the high road – was what the other cousin said but how many of us can be this way? I know I can hardly do that if someone betrayed me – especially someone this closed. If my spouse would have cheated on me – I would definitely hate him and in fact wouldn’t be able to forgive him ever – so who is this woman sitting next to me I wonder? really ? can you take the high road – especially if you were left with nothing – betrayed, hurt and with no money and no future – everything looked so bleak for her. But of course, I ain’t going to say anything – nor discourage her – I just listened like a good friend and nodded along the way. I admire my cousin for her strength, for her openess and honesty but I wished she would fight back and get what she deserved but I’m not going to say anything because it wouldn’t be right to poison her mind when she is trying so hard to find peace.