Speaking Point: There is much talk going on about Al Gores apparent affinity with Massage Parlors. Recently, I was posed the question about whether married men who frequent Massage Parlors are "lacking love and affection at home?" It’s a complicated answer to a complicated question. Lately, everything a celebrity does that is "bad" is considered some kind of addiction requiring some form of rehab. Is Al Gore addicted to Massage Parlors or was he not getting enough sex at home? Where in our quest for these answers is the discussion about betrayal of your spouse, abandoning your values, your morals, your commitment to your marriage?
Speaking Point: The relevant discussion is...What happens in a relationship, a marriage in particular, that people feel the need to justify their betrayal as compensating behavior?
Speaking Point: Let’s have interviews on that topic so people can learn something helpful. What is it about our society that we don’t try to fix what’s broken before we look elsewhere to fill the void?
Speaking Point: It’s time we stop focusing on the person doing the betrayal as a victim of something greater than the betrayal itself. It’s time, as a society, that we fess up to what’s in front of us, in our relationships, and fix them or change them.
Speaking Point: If we cannot fix them, then we change them, and at that point if we want to date a former stripper with tattoos all over their body (like Jesse James) or frequent your favorite "Happy Endings" Massage Parlor, like the former VP, the only person you are affecting is yourself.