Week Forty-four: Brian B. Baker


What is the one thing that would be a relationship breaker for you?

Living in Las Vegas there are many temptations and there is only one relationship breaker for me, cheating.

Working as a bartender in Las Vegas there have many times I’ve been tempted, but never once have I considered cheating.

I know co-workers who have cheated, ending their relationships. Whether you’re in a relationship for the long term, or you’re getting back into the dating pool after a divorce, there’s never a reason to cheat.

I think more about how my kids would view me if I were to cheat on their mom, I know what it’s like to have been cheated on by someone you care about and it hurts, I don’t want to hurt my wife in that way.

Growing up with divorced parents I understood what a cheater does to a family and have seen the outcome of it first hand. It took me a long time to get over my parents divorce, and maybe I’m still not completely over it, but I’ve tried real hard to get over the damage done to me of their divorce, but there’s not way my parents could have stayed married with as much as the fought.

When a relationship is destroyed by a partner who’s not really there, it makes the other half work harder or give up. Sometimes you have to let the other person go if they’re not on the same page as you. Sometimes you have to be who you are and ignore what society tells you.

You have to be yourself, for yourself.


Brian B. Baker is an unpublished writer of Science Fiction/Fantasy and Horror. He’s been writing short stories since high school, and is certain it’s one of the few things that keeps him sane. Brian blogs at  The Bleeding Inkwell.


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