When he was doing ok, his nights were spent in the consort of other women, his money was splurged more on other women than his own family. He told you to be just a wife because he was giving you enough monthly allowance and he hardly took concern on his only child. For so many years, he had been like this.
Then when he was in his 50s, he was struck with cancer with one kidney removed, suddenly he felt that he really needed a family to fall upon, a wife to look after him and you as a wife, for so many years suddenly feeling happy for the lost sheep has finally come back to the fold. You shouldered upon yourself the responsibility of taking this husband of yours in the best ways that you could, you endured his mood swing, you gag your own frustration, you swallowed his chauvinistic behaviour, all for the love you have for him.
For the following 2 years, he was slowly recovering from cancer and soon enough he was declared so called free from cancer and he was getting fitter, and that's when your second heartache began. He was once again, back to his mischief, his philandering lifestyles and his promiscuity took centre stage. He began to lie to you, giving you the excuses that he should be enjoying the remaining of his life.
He took his girlfriend for overseas trips instead of you, soon enough you found out that this leopard truly cannot change its spots, and again you were tossed back to the suffering that you once went through. It was the suffering for another 3 or 4 years, the suffering that you were so numbed to, the pain that was so insignifacant to you anymore.
Just when this old man thought that he really had the best of his remaining years, thing took a unkind twist, his cancer came back, the relapse this time was so serious that doctor told him that he had only a few months to live and this time he almost lost all of his girlfriend, so like the last time he came back to you. He was truly in the state of excruciating pain and torture from the dreaded cancer.
Would you forgive a dying man, who had hurt you so much, who had put you in total oblivion when he was doing OK, who had once thought that to supply you with monthly allowance that denied you the right to question him and his philandering lifesytles?
Probably this friend of mine had amassed such a good karma in his previous life, his wife is still tendering him. Would you do the same if you were HER?
P/S : They say " Through health and sickness, through poor and riches" where were you when you had it GOOD?