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Infidelity- a Post Mortem

Updated on July 15, 2016

Infidelity- a Post Mortem

By Tony DeLorger © 2011

Why are people so dissatisfied with their lives and in particular their partnerships? Loyalty in relationships has long been dismissed as outmoded and replaced with an acceptance of ‘built in obsolescence’. Some people not only expect their relationships to break down, but keep a firm eye on new prospects, just in case they can better their circumstance.

This mentality is creating a society in flux: creating, experiencing, and then dismantling relationships at extraordinary rates. If dating sites are anything to go by, about a third of the population between 18years and 60 years old are looking for relationships. It remains that way because hardly any relationships work out and people are soon back on the market again. It’s a veritable merry-go-round.

So why are people so unwilling to make commitments they will honor? Have we been so spoiled we can’t accept anything that isn't perfect? Is it perfection that we seek? I think, with all our technology and comforts, we just can’t deal with anything that doesn’t suit us, not matter how small the issue. We are spoiled, like little children.

We are all driven by advertising and media imagery and I think it has something to do with our expectation that we deserve exactly as we want, and perfect. People think that, making daily decisions about whom is suitable as a partner, and dismissing those who may have the slightest flaw. Relationships have suddenly become about trial and move on to a more perfect partner, people not considering that they also have flaws.

This general lack of commitment is costing society billions of dollars, dealing with the legal ramifications of relationship dissolution; and it can only get worse. Today, love is never enough. Infidelity is rife and becoming ingrained in our psyche. It is a sad state of affairs.


By Tony DeLorger © 2011

Desperate moves in life construe, deliver strife and circumstance,

indulgence less when moves redress, these complex adaptations.

Constant lies and compromise heavy with condemnation,

are paralysed and sanitised, accepted by ascension.

Thickness gloom of dark perfume, persuasive penetration,

longing thighs and soulless eyes and silken moist redemption.

Rhythmic sighs and vulgar lies, hapless fornication,

at cost despise this human pyre, ignoble affectation.


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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia


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      Annie 6 years ago from NewYork

      interesting hub

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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Ok, Miss B. My Pleasure.

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      Heidi Scheffler 6 years ago

      You are a beautiful writer and poet....write me something?