Dr. Seth Meyers, Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Seth Meyers, Clinical Psychologist

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Quote of the Day

"When a man steals your wife there is no better revenge than to let him keep her."
This quote is attributed to Sacha Guitry, a French film actor, director, screenwriter and playwright (1885-1957).

This quote represents a fascinating way to think about the issue of cheating and romantic betrayal, underscoring how two different people could respond to the same situation so differently. On the one hand, you could typify the internalizer, beating yourself up and questioning why you’re not good enough to keep your partner from straying. On the other hand, you could be more like the writer of this quote, gathering your own psychological resources to keep your self-esteem intact and holding your cheating partner accountable for his irresponsible behavior. Ultimately, which person would you rather be?

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