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Truth Of A Lie

             Trust is the assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something. Trust is what is required to maintain a relationship. So everyone should be able to trust someone, right? But maybe that isn't right; maybe when the people you should be able to trust the most betray you, then all the trust that you once had disappears. When trust disappears, then life becomes a game, a game of guessing and doubting anyone and everyone you know. Once you start that game, it's hard to stop. Therefore, you spend your whole life playing that game, guessing and doubting, not being able to maintain a healthy relationship or live a normal life.
             Ever since I was a little girl, I knew there was something fishy about my parents" marriage. They didn't seem to have that loving bond that a husband and wife are supposed to have. They never seemed to show love towards each other or spend time together. They didn't even sleep in the same bed. My dad was always gone with his "friends" that just all happened to be women who he took out to dinner and bought jewelry for. My mom used to sit at home, aware of my father's "friends", and ignore what my dad was doing. She was constantly hanging her head and never seemed to smile.
             As I got older, I started realizing what was going on. I figured out my dad's "friends" were really his girlfriends. I understood that my mom sat at home, depressed, because the man she loved so much didn't have the same feelings for her. And I knew that to be a loyal daughter I had to tell my mom about my dad's "friends," and do my best to get her out of the relationship.
             I was a 12 year-old girl who was extremely determined. I was determined to make my mother leave my dad. So one day, after coming home from my dad's girlfriend's house, I called her in her room to talk. To this day I remember exactly what I said to her: "I"m tired of seeing you mope around.

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