I sat on my love seat, watching a marathon of Sex and the City when the following scene comes on. Carrie is sitting with the girls eating lunch when in comes Natasha, Bigs’ wife. If you are not familiar with the show, Big and Carrie once dated, but then he married Natasha, and Carrie becomes Big’s mistress. It’s a lot more complicated than that, so I recommend you get to watching!
Back to the lunch table. Natasha walks in and sees Carrie. She turns on her heel but not before giving Carrie a dirty look. Fast-forward a few minutes and Carrie is walking down the streets of Manhattan in her Manolo Blahniks and gets mugged. Or, as she yells mid-block, “Somebody stop him! He took my strappy sandals!”
The episode continues and asks this very question. “Will treating someone badly in one relationship ensure that you’ll be treated badly in the next?” If you believe in relationship karma, you will.
Relationship Karma: Do We Really Get What We Give? was originally published on wzakcleveland.com