Poor, poor Khloe Kardashian ...
And yeah, that's pretty much all anyone's been saying about her for the past few months, after Tristan Thompson so very publicly cheated on her, but still.
She's been kind of pitiful lately.
Back in April, just days before she gave birth the daughter she shares with Tristan, everyone on the whole entire planet found out that he'd been stepping out on her.
He was seen getting extremely friendly with two women at a hookah bar when Khloe would have been about three months pregnant.
Then, less than a week before their baby was born, he was filmed making out with another woman at a bar in New York, and there was even surveillance footage of him checking into a hotel with her.
In the months since then, there's been dozens upon dozens reports of how Khloe is handling the situation.
But now, four months later, things are becoming pretty clear.
Khloe is staying with Tristan, for whatever reason, and she doesn't seem to be unhappy.
Is she trying to keep her little family together?
Has she convinced herself that he's too stupid to understand how much he hurt her?
Anything is possible, but according to a new report from Hollywood Life, part of her plan to stay happy with Tristan involves following a few simple rules.
As a source close to the family explains, "One of her big new rules for their relationship is that is has to be totally fun and pressure free."
"Her thinking is that if she can keep things light and sexy the way they were at the beginning of their relationship then Tristan won't be tempted to cheat."
Wow, that sounds great, doesn't it?
Everybody knows the key to having a "totally fun and pressure free" relationship is to make rules about it!
That way, things really are fun and not just a sad attempt to hold a failing relationship together, you know?
Another part of Khloe's plan, the insider says, is that "She's banned her friends and family from asking them when they're getting married."
Also, "she's making a big effort to treat him like a boyfriend, instead of her future husband."
Yeah, they just had a kid together, so it's definitely time to let things cool down.
It's just so sad to hear things like this, things that make it sound like Khloe thinks it's her fault that Tristan cheated.
Because that's what all of this really comes down to, right?
She's taking on the responsibility of making things light and fun and easy while he's the one who messed up, and it's hard to watch.
Hopefully she's able to either fully forgive Tristan and move past everything that happened or just leave him for good, because this sort of thing?
It just can't work.