In this article, Kawana Williams reports on the reactions of people about the scandalous saga that involved the marriage of Tina and Teddy Campbell. After their marriage, the two partners did not take their vows seriously. Instead, Tina did not properly execute her duties as a wife. Instead, she stepped on her man, became so arrogant and never gave him any attention. What mattered to her was her freedom and career. However, the result was more hurting as her husband decided to cheat on her. Upon realizing this, she owned up and took a full responsibility for her husband’s infidelity.
In my reflection, I would like to begin by commending Williams for producing such a thought-provoking and challenging article. Indeed, the experiences of the Campbells represent what many couples go throughout only in USA, but in the whole world. A lot of promising marriages have collapsed merely because of the couples is not committed to their vows. While it is not fair to blame one party for it, the fact is that each of the partners has a role to play. Without a proper understanding there cannot be an effective communication in the family. Hence, each partner starts to operate on his or her own without showing any regard to one another.
The other reflection, I would like to make is to agree with Tina for eating the humble pie and accepting the full responsibility for her husband’s unfaithful acts. Actually, as he states, Teddy had no option rather than engaging in extra marital affairs. As Tina explains, she has been very unfair to him. She was selfish, talking too much and forgot to execute her responsibilities as the wife of the house. In my opinion, this is a very frustrating experience which must have contributed to Teddy’s infidelity. Since he had not enjoyed his marriage, he had to look for another sweetheart with whom he could enjoy his conjugal rights. Surely, as a man, Teddy could not persevere to endure his wife’s brutality. Instead, he had to look for another lady through whom he could acquire the love and care he had been missing from his ever busy wife.
Upon realizing her mistakes, Tina decided to beat all the odds and went public about his turbulent marriage. It is only a strong woman like her who can swallow her pride and accept to be responsible for her husband’s weird behaviors. True to her words, had she given him all the attention and love he requires, (may be) he would not have engaged in extramarital affairs. Therefore, I am in a full support of her because she has done what not many women can do. Even after causing such ordeals in their families, many women fail to take responsibility and instead fully condemn their husbands and surprisingly go ahead to file for a divorce suit.
In conclusion, it is my considered opinion that Williams has written a moving article. Her attitudes towards Tina are sympathetic and resentful. As a woman, Tina was justified for taking such bold steps and accepting to be accountable for the problems she had contributed to her husband. However, as Williams asserts, accepting responsibility does not mean that women should be trampled and looked down upon by their husbands. Besides, no man should use her wife’s misconducts to cheat on her. Instead, each of the partners has to be rational, considerate and responsible in their actions. This is the best way to save the family from any jeopardy.