When my friend found a picture of a woman’s vagina on her husband’s computer, he told her the two of them were ‘just friends’.
But what was more outrageous than her husband’s lie was her mother’s reaction to the news. Instead of offering consolation, she told my friend that she was to blame for the affair because none of this would’ve happened if my friend was a ‘better wife’.
Her closest friends weren’t much better. Rather than telling her to kick the loser to the curb, or suggest that she give her husband an ultimatum, they told her she needed to put out more. And do more housekeeping, cook tastier meals, maybe lose a couple of kilos, and shower her husband with praise.