To “move past” the affair.
To take the 20mg of Paxil.
To lose 20 lbs. on the new fad diet.
To have good sex so you forget the verbal lashes.
To have that extra beer to cover up the numbness.
To post that last selfie cause the comments fill your empty soul more than the words of your spouse.
All of these are bandaids. They heal the skin. That way you wont flinch everytime someone touches your booboo.
But I have news for you. There is internal bleeding happening beneath all these bandaids that will kill you if you don’t get to surgery as soon as possible.
Screw the bandaid. Find true healing.