Promises

Promises are a tricky thing… you can make them but rarely does anyone actually keep a promise. You can’t tell a child that you promise Santa will come on Christmas Eve and leave presents because we know he’s just a figment of the imagination, yet parents do that every year. Eventually the child finds out that Santa isn’t real and moves on, but there are some things that you can’t move on from. A man files for divorce and yet promised his wife to a loving marriage in his wedding vows. Everyone at some point makes a promise they know they can’t keep to make someone else happy. But why? Why say something when you know it isn't true? I have recently experienced this with someone close to me. I was promised that I would always be protected and feel loved but after this weekend I feel like total shit. Lots of people feel this way every day and the only thing that you can do it stand up, shake yourself off and move on. Even if that means moving on from the person you love. Do I plan on doing this? No. I’ve been through too much with him to leave but sometimes I do wonder what it would be like to be with someone else. Plus I love him too much to walk away like that. I promised him that I would stay with him through thick and thin and I don’t intend on breaking a promise like that. I think that life is centered on promises. Without them the world wouldn’t be what it is today.

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