A Slow Devolution

So I recently saw a commercial for a new mattress that is being manufactured.  This mattress has sewn-in sensors and technology that will send a message to your phone if any ‘strange activity’ is going on on your mattress when you aren’t home aka if your spouse has decided to get up to naughty things without you.  To top it all off, they will send you the info about where the pressure is on the bed and the duration of the pressure, essentially allowing you to watch your spouse’s behavior.  My first thought was ‘really?!?  We have gotten to a point in our lives that our mattress’ need to keep an eye on our significant others?’  Today just takes the cake though….I saw an ad for a wedding ring that has a GPS tracker built into the ring so you can always know where your spouse is.  Now I get in the age of Ashley Madison, how products like these would be produced and advertised to people, trying to capitalize on the last year of media craziness.  However, do we really need all this stuff?  I mean come on, if you don’t trust your partner enough that you need a mattress that tells you what they’re doing and a ring to let you know exactly where they are, then you shouldn’t be with them to begin with.  Cut out the expensive products and just go straight for the expensive divorce because I guarantee that’s where you’ll be headed anyways.  Even if your partner isn’t cheating, what person would be happy to discover that their wedding ring wasn’t given out of love but out of stalker tendencies?  Try and explain it to yourself however you want, but in the end, what’s the point of all this crap?  Don’t get me wrong, it would be nice to know your spouse is cheating if they are because none of us want to waste time on a relationship, but cheating isn’t always having sex.  My ex cheated with someone he had never met, nor ever will meet, and these products never would have helped me.  But in the end, I still learned of what had transpired.  Usually if you have a gut feeling that your partner is cheating it’s because they either are, or because you want to.  My ex constantly thought I was going to leave him or cheat on him with someone else, and yet he was the one who did.  No amount of products will change the fact that if it’s going to happen, it will happen.  The dirty messages will be exchanged, sex will be had, lies will be told.  No product will save you from the heartache, it may even eventually cause it.  So for the love of all that is holy, can we please just try and trust people we love?  If not, walk away, without the excuse of ‘there was weird stuff going on when I wasn’t home’.  Plus, what do you do if you’re dating someone like me, who may take an afternoon to jump on the bed?  You’ve ruined a relationship over something incredibly fun and to be honest, I wouldn’t want to be with you anyways.


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