I wasn't a proud man who pursued my wife before she was mine.

I never thought I was better than the one she already had.

I didn't sleep with every woman I knew.

I didn't love a woman because I had to have her.

I didn't hate [wasn't angry with] her for not wanting to be mine.

I didn't have to have them all.

I didn't destroy the place where we would stay.

What am I?


I have taken a very well known set of rules and applied it to a relationship.

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    $\begingroup$ ...What do you want me to do? $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Sep 3 '16 at 5:51
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    $\begingroup$ ...My what? I don't understand. $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Sep 3 '16 at 5:53
  • $\begingroup$ @JonMarkPerry, I have to fix my comment. The negation implies sanctity, which is inline with yours and the correct answer. The converse is more familiar territory. $\endgroup$ – John Sep 3 '16 at 6:18
  • $\begingroup$ @randal'thor, Thanks for the edit, but regarding the tag, in light of Mark's answer, wouldn't steganography be helpful? $\endgroup$ – John Sep 3 '16 at 14:50
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    $\begingroup$ @John Not sure why you ping me about it - it was JMP who removed the [steganography] tag! (But since you ask, IMO, it should be tagged [riddle] and not [steganography]: the solution is hidden within a cryptic descriptive verse, not an innocuous-looking message.) $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Sep 3 '16 at 14:51

Although an answer has been accepted, it sounds like the intended answer was:

Seven Virtues, which are the opposite of the Seven Deadly Sins

  • $\begingroup$ You're correct. +1. $\endgroup$ – John Sep 4 '16 at 23:01

You are:

The Seven Deadly Sins (or not): Pride, Envy, Sloth, Lust , Anger, Greed, Wrath

  • $\begingroup$ @JonMarkPerry Are you going to edit your answer too, or can I steal? $\endgroup$ – bg6471 Sep 4 '16 at 15:34
  • $\begingroup$ @bg6471; why, what's wrong with it? $\endgroup$ – JMP Sep 4 '16 at 15:36
  • $\begingroup$ @bg6471, it's too close to award to someone else. I'm accepting as is. $\endgroup$ – John Sep 4 '16 at 16:43
  • $\begingroup$ @John I've added what I believe was the intended answer $\endgroup$ – bg6471 Sep 4 '16 at 22:56

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