I love T.I. but my love for him will never cloud my judgement on whether or not I think the words coming out of his mouth is right or not. His marriage has been under fire for many years. Recently it has come under fire when his estranged wife “Tiny” Tameka Harris filed for divorce.
I try not to believe everything in the tabloids. For instance the reported infidelity on both sides no one really knows for sure but Tiny and TI. However one thing that has been circulating is TI’s most recent interview where he states how he can be a better best friend to Tiny but not a good husband to her. Now let’s explore this statement since I am a married woman if I heard that I was a distraction after giving my husband the best of me, having children and building a life regardless of what was going on I would be devastated. I feel for Tiny in that aspect.
Should he stay just to save face?
However I wouldn’t have an issue with TI feeling and expressing the way he feels if he had this conversation with her privately and before the alleged affairs that took place. We tend to take the honestly out of marriage out. If your husband can’t come to you and be transparent even if it hurts that is an issue. I know for my husband and I struggle in this area to be 100% vulnerable because we still feel the need to hold a person’s feelings when you discuss difficult situations. It doesn’t mean someone is withholding information it just means that some things are difficult and may take time to bring to one another’s attention.
If TI feels that he can be a better friend over a husband as hard as those words are to hear, it’s better to have the words said than to prolong the inevitable. However I do believe that tact should always be considered. The timing on something like that is everything. This means to Tiny that even if she thought they could reconcile things, he is not in the place to do so. He no longer wants to do the things that husbands do. She has to get pass that type of gut wrenching hurt. She could be doing that in her own way. I think she is still struggling. If my husband and I had that conversation and I saw him or thought he was entertaining someone I know for a full fact I would be okay to see that or have it thrown in my face all the time. It would take some time to heal that the marriage was over. Have my husband had some extremely hurtful things that hit and cut like that? Absolutely if I am honest.
We tend to romanticize marriage. We tend to think everything will just work out. It doesn’t. I do not like the ideal of divorce. I didn’t marry to divorce but it happens. You have to understand that going into it. No you don’t look for it to happen but understand when it comes to the matters of the heart and will, things will never remain if the person you are working with stops working with you. TI shouldn’t just stick it out for the sake of the kids, to make Tiny happy, or to prevent from divorcing altogether. Somebody has to realize that a broken toy doesn’t always get fixed. Women are lining their opinions on the matter and some not understanding what its like to be married. Some are on team Tiny and reality is there is no need for Team anybody. The team members that matter the most, one party doesn’t want to be married. It sucks, it hurts, but I am sure like most strong women she is shattered but her pieces can be put back together.
I can’t imagine what it feels to be in Tiny’s shoes. She can’t even grief the marriage because she is in the public eye. I am sure that Tiny and TI have had good moments. I am sure they keep things together for the children. I am sure that they are trying to work on things to get them to the point where they can be cordial. I am also sure that is not without pain and not without hurt. Tiny has been there for TI even during the time of his incarceration. He I am sure has been there during difficult times as well. They lost a child together, they have been through Hell and back. People think that in marriage you won’t change but marriage changes people. Some for the better and some it can go left. I know couples who take years to get to this point still holding on to what was. Loyalty is pricey. This is why its hard for people to give it to just anyone. They know that you put yourself out there and the return on investment can be everything or nothing at all. Marriage is work but it takes both partners willing to make it work for it to work. I wish them both well.