And give me that piece on the side…
I just saw a tweet that read:
“Morning side pieces. If he doesn’t leave his woman for you, he’s not as into you as you think. And he sure don’t respect you.”
Bass ackward thinking at it finest. A man, after having a relationship with two women simultaneously, only respects the second if he leaves the first for her? Never mind respecting the himself, first woman, or THEIR relationship enough to not carry on a second relationship. No, this is about respecting the “side piece”.
Apparently being referred to as a “side piece” is a title of merit with expectations of fidelity, trust, and honor.
Being second is never being number one. Respect must begin with self. We cannot expect others to end respectful where we did not set the precedent. How do you expect someone to make you a priority when you willingly accepted being an option?
This is what I would have tweeted, save the 140 character count:
Good morning, ladies. If a man wants to begin a relationship with you, while he is committed to another, he does not respect you. RUN. You deserve more. Respect yourself by not settling for the one who is there, but only when he’s not with her. The one who is into you as much as you think and respects you, is mature enough to have eyes for only you. He is out there, waiting for you to leave Mr. Right Now.