Reflections: Do You Keep Your Word?

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Do you keep your word, or do you let others and yourself down? Trust is a very fragile concept.

A Valuable Lesson

Let me tell you a story. I dated a Capricorn man for seven years. I loved this man deeply and believed we would get married. One day, he told me he wanted to move on, leaving me to pick up the broken pieces of my heart in the wake.

Despite being brokenhearted, as a Virgo, I chose not to hold a grudge. So, I stayed friendly with this man. I watched as he went on to have children with multiple women and even married one to keep up appearances.

One day, he called me and asked to borrow money. He had lost his job and needed several hundreds of dollars to make ends meet. I reluctantly gave him the money with the promise of being paid back. Long story short, he did not keep his word. To this day, I haven’t been paid back in full, and as a result, our once positive relationship has soured. In fact, I have been vilified for attempting to collect.

Lesson Learned

Of course, I learned my lesson. I will never loan money again! If someone is in desperate need, I would instead give them money and tell them never to ask again.

However, the most important lesson I learned was how this man was not a person of integrity. His word meant dirt, and I am thankful we did not get married. Him not keeping his word meant he was dishonest. You can’t trust dishonest people.

In Conclusion

If you want to be respected, have a sense of self-worth, and integrity, you must keep your word! A relationship can thrive or wither based on it. People don’t want to deal with an untrustworthy person.

I still hope I will get my money back, but ending the toxic relationship has been priceless! I will never know how detrimental this relationship could have been over time. Seriously — thank God for closing that door.

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