The old saying: "Hell hath no fury like a woman scored."
Cliche, with truth behind it, one which many men have taken deep wounds from.
I have a new saying for the modern age: "Purgatory has no indifference like a Man betrayed."
Modern women live in a lonely purgatory of their own making.
A purgatory of the indifference of Men. A purgatory of no trust from Men. A purgatory that gets emptier with every single betrayal perpetrated by a woman upon a Man.
Women need the validation of others: both women and men.
Women provide the "validation" of relationships, herdism, groupthink, and the joys of social networking - aka gossip, social maneuvering, and backstabbing. Men provide the "validation" of both sexual meaning and protectorship for a woman, plus providing resources for the building up and growth and protection of families.
Soon there will only be female validation of women - men's validation of women is rapidly going out the door.
No marriages. No protection. No chivalry. No support whatsoever. Only the random hands, mouths, and penises of a succession of one-night-stands. Grasping, taking, entering, leaving on the slightest stir of emotion and whim. A vibrator as she gets older and the penises become less-common.
It's a cold world for a woman when she must do it all on her own. No mountain of strength, no sheltering tree, to keep at bay the vicissitudes of a harsh world. No steady and strong arms to hold her close on a regular basis. No deep, mumbling, sleepy voice to say: "There, there...it'll be better in the morning..." as a caress reassures her.
Instead it's another lonely night for her, to pop an antidepressant, to down a bottle of wine, to cry herself to sleep in a newly-emptied bed.
Another night for me, to sip Grand Marnier in front of the fire, to enjoy a good meal, to read a good book, to try and think deeply about the world.
I wonder if she will hear us Men as we whisper to the air: "You showed us freedom, woman. Didn't you think we would reach out to make it our own?"
Commentor Anonymous brings out the prefect turn of phrase to describe this situation - "betrayal fatigue":
There is a thing called betrayal fatigue, and it's epidemic in men.
Patient Zero is women.It fits well. Thank you.