January 24, 2007

This is a story I have never told anyone – or rather can never tell anyone. Other people must have experienced this, but no one ever really talks about it.


It is not without hesitation that I write this story. After all, what I am about to write about, though it may be universally true, is not socially acceptable along normal lines – no it is not a social deviance nor a depravity. If that is what you are looking for you may as well stop here. No, this is a topic far more dangerous, one that can get you torn limb from limb by your spouse or significant other.

“Affairs? No. Not loving anymore? A good topic, but no. Loving someone else? Yes, but not so simple. The perilous topic at hand is the “sweetheart.”

Okay, a definition is in order – the term “sweetheart” is most often used in regard to earlier relationships. While this is perfectly acceptable,