She married her Rapist

Philippines
April 27, 2012 10:37am CST
There's this local soap opera, in our country, where a lady was raped right before her wedding. Her fiance left her because she got pregnant from that rape scene. So, she was devastated and tried to commit suicide, but was saved by another man. This man was so nice to her and fell in love with her. After 5 years, the guy proposed to her and they got married, as she also felt the same way for this prince charming. By the way, he wasn't a criminal or a serial rapist. Rather, he was under the impression that the girl was a hooker and was brought by his friends to that place as a bday gift. Later on, she found out that this is the same man that she hated the most - her rapist. I was trying to put myself in her shoes, but I really couldn't tell how I would have taken the sad truth, if it were me. I mean, I have learned to love the guy, and he's been a good man, a great father but due to an ugly past, everything is shattered. if it were you, would you just forget the past and forgive him for destroying your life?
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@obe212003 (2302)
• Philippines
27 Apr 12
As was explained by my wife as she has been watching the soap since it started, the guy has been a good husband and especially a great father to his daughter. The intricate series of events would tend to lead someone to believe the guy is innocent. I think on the basis of the family as a whole, it is best to forgive and forget.
• Philippines
27 Apr 12
Perhaps, if their love was stronger than the dark past, it would just be easier to forgive and forget. Afterall, the guy gave her good life and was a perfect husband and father. But, for a woman who stands by her principles, it won't be easy to just close your eyes on your devastating past.
@obe212003 (2302)
• Philippines
29 Apr 12
I wondered why the woman was taken away by her child's love for her father. it seems that the principle and the affection of family is an issue, and the more her child suffers, the more that she is leaning towards forgiving. But surely, it is easier said than done, realistically that is. anyways it is the way soap operas are made, to make you think what the next episode would be, lol!
@stanley777 (7177)
• Philippines
12 May 12
Oh, I know this one, my wife watches it.. it seems crazy too- marrying the rapist. She could've had her happy ending if she wasn't raped, but then it also showed that the original guy didn't love her enough to marry her. It's hard to forgive and forget this kind of situation though.
• Philippines
12 May 12
I've lost track of this series. I'm not sure what has happened recently in this soap. It's probably nearing its end, because the trailers has shown a lot of revelations and twists.
@topffer (29961)
• France
27 Apr 12
What is fabulous with a soap opera like this is the lack of realism : I can hardly understand that she did not recognized her rapist and he did not recognized her. If he was a prince charming for her, it is difficult to say that he destroyed her life : don't you think that they should stay together and overcome this not only because they felt in love but also... for their child.
@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
27 Apr 12
Actually he did not destroy her life, because if he did he would not have reformed, and married her and would not have stopped believing the lies about her. She saw how different he was and surely that meant that he was contrite for what he did. I would put the major blame on his so-called friends. Besides now they have children, so do you really want her to get a divorce and break up her family because of a horrible wrong done in the past?
@seemared (771)
29 Apr 12
well..he did fell in love and gave her a good life..then why destroy such a guy..I would continue loving him hoping it was all a part of life or say destiny..
@Cherish14 (2695)
• Philippines
28 Apr 12
i think i have seen a show like that, i am not sure when but it was a very long time ago. i am still trying to sink it in. that could be a very hard situation and a very hard fact and truth to accept. i can never tell how i will react hehehe. it's hard to decide.
@shylade (3138)
• Philippines
28 Apr 12
maybe she should weigh it all and should have a space to think about. the marriage is a lie already. the man is not courageous enough to tell the girl about the truth so the relationship is a big lie too. if i were in her shoes i don't think i can't trust him anymore.
• United States
27 Apr 12
I could not stay because the life was a lie. He would have been the one who hurt me the deepest and that I could not live with.