In all the years I've watched soaps, I've always been able to muster up a little sympathy for the spouse of a cheater. Even with characters I didn't like. Sadly, it took Lisa going completely psycho for me to feel a twinge of sympathy for Robin, a character I've never disliked. As for the whole Patrick cheating thing, I don't feel the slightest bit of sympathy for Robin. I've tried, but all I can think about are all the years that she's been devoted to Stone. Don't get me wrong. First love is very powerful & when that love is taken away so cruely, it is magnified by the spector of the "what ifs? & maybes". But, most people face the fact that the person is gone & not coming back. She never has.
She spoke today about Patrick breaking his marriage vows. She did that first. Part of the marriage vows include "forsaking all others". Robin never stopped her affair with Stone. An affair of the heart is still an affair. I'm not excusing what Patrick did. It was wrong. But, if he was really still that cheating dog he used to be, wouldn't that have come out when Robin was going through PPD & being obnoxious to him? I would imagine that kind of abuse would've brought out the need to find another woman a lot sooner than now. But, he didn't cheat on her then. He was faithful & devoted to her despite the obnoxious way she acted toward him.
Sleeping with Lisa was stupid, but how much hell is he supposed to go through to atone for that? One slip up & that's it. Divorce. Funny how she can pick & choose what vows to honor, but he only makes one mistake & she's done. What about "in good times & bad"? She's pathetic.
This unforgiving attitude from the woman who still thinks Sonny is the greatest thing since sliced bread & Stone & he has never been faithful to a single woman he's been with, including the fabulous Brenda Barrett. Her double standard coupled with her immaturity is a joke.
Oh & she even picks & chooses which words of the almighty Stone she'll listen to, as well. As long as she goes through life listening only to what she wants to hear & clinging to the memory of a dead lover, she will never be happy. I say Patrick should cut his losses & go after a woman that doesn't have the maturity level of a hormonal teenager.