“Sorry, I don’t have to agree with you.”


“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.”

-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, American Politician

Cheaters often forget that faithful spouses do not owe them agreement with their marriage ending narrative.

This reality does not stop cheaters from expecting and demanding such agreement, though. Cheaters are perfectly fine pressuring a faithful partner (or ex) to continue the lie for outsiders even after being caught red-handed in their infidelity. In other words, The facts—aka truth–of the situation do not seem to bother cheaters.

Agreeing with someone who treats opinions as facts and facts as opinions is a good way to loose touch with reality (and one’s sanity)!

Don’t do it!!!

I am sure my ex-wife has a very different story that she tells about how our marriage ended. It does not matter to me so much any more. I know the truth, and the objective facts are on my side of the story.

Besides, I am allowed to disagree with someone including my former spouse. And so are you! 

Since I enjoy my sanity and remaining grounded in the truth, I have no intention of engaging in agreement making with someone who is so incredibly confused between opinions and facts or–to put it in more spiritual terms–truth and lies.


“Sorry, I don’t have to agree with you” is a perfectly acceptable response to an ex trying to manage what one says about how the infidelity-ravaged marriage ended.

2 thoughts on ““Sorry, I don’t have to agree with you.””

  1. DM, Thank you for being spot on again. Another reader commented about how so many of your posts hit the mark. I agree. It shouldn’t be a surprise though, as you use the Bible for the foundation.
    I appreciate this message especially after hearing that my husband referred to his mistress’s mother as his mother in law. While he is still married to me. He also had a Freudian slip while on the Stand at court and said he lived with his wife and her two kids in our house. It was priceless when my attorney ask if he had already married the woman!
    It is sad how many will contribute to the lies of a cheater and allow themselves to be degraded in the “make believe”web of deceit. What kind of Mother would encourage a daughter to be with a married man? What kind of daughter would want to include your mother in such deceit? “Hey Mom come play adultery with me and say you are the Mother in Law”.
    God Bless your Ministry. Thank you for addressing the sin of adultery.

  2. I love the quote “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.” That is the perfect response to the “there is always two sides to every story” garbage.

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