In 2002 Mike Pence, made a statement saying that he didn’t go out to dinner with other women without his wife being present and that he didn’t attend events serving alcohol unless his wife joined him.
I don’t want to get into politics on if you like him or not. I do not even know if I like Pence or not. But I do know how to separate the person from the person’s actions. I am in the minority but I am in agreement with the statement made by Mike Pence and here is why.
Why give people a reason
Mike Pence is not a celebrity per se, but he is popular enough that if the media catches him out with another woman they will have something to say about it. I am a firm believer in not giving people a reason to speculate. Do not give your wife a reason to jump on your back for being with another woman without her.
It is better to keep the peace in your marriage by not giving outside people a reason to make something into something it isn’t. (Click to Tweet)
This lesson can be learned by anyone. Have you ever had a situation that was a big misunderstanding based on how someone else perceived it? Not all of situations are controllable, but the situations we can control we should. So don’t even go there.
Alcohol Comprises Your Judgment
You may not have any intention to cheat on your partner, but add a few drinks in the mix, add the opposite sex in the mix, and before you know it you are headed to the bed. No matter the situation you are in, drinking can make you do something you don’t want to do or say something you should not have said.
Keeping Your Spouse in the Loop
Most people have insecurities by nature.
Taking your partner with you and bringing them around the people you are going out with creates security. A big fear in relationships is that one person is doing something bad behind the other person’s back. I think the fact that Mike Pence does not go out with other women without his wife being present is good. I fail to see how this is a bad thing. More than anything it creates trust within the relationship. Like I said before, why give people a reason? Why give your spouse a reason to distrust you if you’re not doing anything, just bring them along.
Your Marriage is your Marriage
No matter if you agree with Mike Pence or not the man has been married since 1985. Divorce rates are around 50% right now in the United States, so whatever he is doing is working for him since he and his wife are still marriage. Whenever you are married, you must protect your marriage in whatever way you see fit. And if Mike Pence wants to go about it this way, then by all means have at it. Because something is working.