5 Ways to Tell if He's Scandal'ing You

"Say you'll wait for me" - Fitzgerald Grant
Scandal is one of the most popular series on network tv right now, no denying that. I love watching Scandal every Thursday night, no denying that. Shondra Rhimes is a cunning genius. Fact. Olivia Pope is getting played. Also fact.
In the world of fictional drama, who cares? But when I see people passionately defending Olivia and Fitz's relationship and openly rooting for their future, I think a reality check is in order. So this post is for all the past, current, and future Olivia's. Everyone's afraid of being catfished but... Are you being Scandal'ed? Here are five signs you may be a victim.
1. It's all about him.
"My every feeling is controlled by the look on your face.  I can’t breathe without  you I can’t sleep without you.  I wait for you I watch for you.  I EXIST for you." - Fitzgerald Grant
This one is tricky. He praises you. He can't live, think, eat, sleep without you. He doesn't know what he'd do without you. Notice a pattern?  He, he, he. What matters is him. His feelings, his mood, his desires, his discomfort. Not your happiness. That's a footnote.
2. Hypothetically speaking.
"What kind of coward was I to marry her and not wait for you to show up?" - Fitzgerald Grant
Classic. If only I'd met you first. If it weren't for my job, kids, family, house, dog, insert BS reason here _____ we could finally be together. Well if IF were a 1/5th we'd all be drunk. But here's the sobering reality girls. Hypothetical relationships are just that hypothetical. You might as well be Manti Te'o because that ish ain't real.
3. That awkward moment...
He forces you to have excruciatingly awkward encounters with his wife (at Camp David). This is self explanatory. Or at least it should be. In case it isn't. This is the height of disrespect. If points 1 and 2 didn't hit home with you I'll clarify. His feelings come first, his wife's feelings come second. You my dear are third or perhaps god forbid, lower.
4. The cat's out of the bag.
The wife knows about you. So it's just a matter of time until they end it, right? Wrong. He has less incentive now than ever. "Waitress, I'll have my cake and eat it too please". This man already has demonstrated he has no shame. So why stop now? Everyone knows he's a sonofabitch... Picture Mellie waiving a white flag of surrender, ha! Unlikely. The wife has all the time in the world to figure out her next move and that may very well be to stay with him because of love, finances, status, kids, spite, indifference, better the devil you know, etc.
5. You're his fixer.
Sure, we don't all run crisis management firms or have mercenaries like Huck on our payroll.  But we can be resourceful. If you're the one he turns to to get him out of trouble, the shoulder he cries on, his therapist, financial adviser, lawyer, recruiter, or you guessed it, prostitute. You're his fixer. You're being Scandal'ed.
Do fairy tales come true? Seldomly. Albeit temporarily. Will Shonda Rhimes allow Fitz and Olivia to live happily ever after? Maybe. Will this inspire some woman out there to assess her relationship or future relationships differently? Hopefully. I'm just a style blogger with life experience and street smarts.

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