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  •  Time heals all wounds. (3+ / 0-)
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    arizonablue, snowwoman, aitchdee

    I've known several women who were married to or in long-term relationships with closeted men, and I've known several gay men who were once married to women.  It's very painful when the truth finally comes out, but eventually time heals the wounds.  However, knowing that the wounds will heal shouldn't cause us to minimize or excuse the pain that is inflicted on innocent partners when the closeted finally come out.  Throughout most of the discussion in this diary it seems to me there has been a lot of excusing of the closeted man without much regard for the woman who was deceived.

    My fervent hope is that someday soon there will be no need to be closeted, that people can simply be who they are.  It will be so much better for everyone.

    I'm glad your brother cleaned up his life and reconnected with his family while there was still time.  Repentance for wrongs done and reconciliation with those one has wronged are as important as forgiveness, maybe more so.

    "Some folks rob you with a six-gun, some rob you with a fountain pen." - Woody Guthrie

    by Involuntary Exile on Thu May 02, 2013 at 04:21:44 PM PDT

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    •  No one knows his reasons (8+ / 0-)

      for dating the woman.
      We don't know if he used her as cover to advance his career.
      We don't know that.
      Try not to judge him.
      Try not to judge anyone for that matter.

      You say it yourself -

      My fervent hope is that someday soon there will be no need to be closeted, that people can simply be who they are.  It will be so much better for everyone.

      All we need is LOVE!

      by arizonablue on Thu May 02, 2013 at 04:47:30 PM PDT

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