Let it be a warning to all MEN before they utter those two simple words "I do ..."
Those two words can sometimes lead to a lot of unhappiness and regrets - believe me.
I'll never forget that day when I uttered the words "I do". They were the beginning of a long period of sadness, anguish and remorse in my life, which seemed to last an eternity.
Those two innocuous words uttered unthinkingly so often with a heart full of hope, happiness, trust and joy, can lead many a desolate soul to a sorry state of affairs from which there seems to be no come-back.
I really loved that woman. In fact, I still do and will do for ever. Yet ... I regret, as I have done many times since, having uttered those two words "I do".
I always believed that true love is based on mutual respect, genuine caring and good communication; but most of all honesty between two people committed to each other for life.
But I learnt, to my anguish and deep shame that this is not so. Certainly not honesty! Honesty can lead you down a path you never meant to take, from which there is no U-turn or coming back to where you started.
There are many times in married life when it is better to lie.
Yes ... I remember it as if it was yesterday, that day I said "I do".
She stood there looking radiant and full of pride and asked me "Do you think this dress makes my backside look big?"
I replied ... "I do".