Last night I was on the phone with my friend, Natalie, and we got to talking about what we can and can not put up with in a relationship. Now my homie is married (another one bites the dust), and I am single in the city so our topic of conversation was mostly due to the much talked about Tiger Woods saga as well as general issues concerning the man/woman drama. Now Nat, who is the most open-minded and non-judgmental person I know, begins to vehemently state “I can not say I won’t take my husband back if he cheats but one thing I will not put up with is a whore.”
Because of all the new found allegations, 12 mistresses and the lack of condom use in the bedroom, Woods’ wife—if she so chooses —will get paid!! It has already started with the 5 million per/yr extra in the revamped pre-nup (cheaper to keeper I think?) and the photo spread she received in a popular magazine. Is it really gold-digging or just a matter of a woman scorned. After all Tiger is worth 400 million, his contracts are dropping like flies and his family life is in shambles—what would you do? One might think now is the best time to leave and collect or stay on that gravy train for a few more years.
If that wasn’t enough, this morning on my way to get my daily cup of coffee and listening to 105.1, I heard that Kelis will now be 600,000 dollars richer per/yr due to her divorce/spousal support settlement from ex-hubby Nas. Damn! Like 50 Cent says “Have a baby by me baby –be a millionaire.” Seriously, I know I am a woman and should stick by my fellow sistahs but c’mon does she really need 50,000 per month for an infant?
In retrospect, we all want to be compensated for the time we put into any relationship, but how much is too much? Should the man/woman have to pay for indiscretions? Is it really his hard work or were they a team?