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The secrets, the hiding, the lying, the denial, the stolen moments, becoming someone whose behavior does not match one’s self-image or presumed values… And yet I find myself “sweating the small stuff.” For instance, leaving her at night knowing she will be in his bed. He is still not living in their home and they are having an ongoing discussion about the end of their marriage. And it is tough to find one’s self in a position of cognitive dissonance and self-recrimination. in general, the cognitive dissonance an affair requires. Knowing the distance between her shower and her clothes/closet and that there is no privacy. Despite some of the vitriolic (and inane) comments, she is trying to be respectful about the way she ends the marriage. The only way to handle it with dignity is to try to treat everyone involved with respect and honesty. At this point, it appears that things are better all the way around, for all concerned. I keep updating this in hopes someone who reads it will gain a little more insight and receive the benefit of my experience. I realize that life is messy and sometimes we get ahead of ourselves. Especially your future relationship should you choose to move forward with it.
I knew early on that I am not cut out for being in an affair. So much in the moment is wonderful and happy and the momentum has definitely swung mightily in my direction. And yet I still feel my skin crawling every time I think of the little things. It was a relief to know that our “secret” was known. In the couple of months since then, she has had some setbacks due to medical reasons but we are together and stronger than ever.
So, I am a single man in love with a married woman. My affair partner has begun individual counseling to try to find some clarity regarding our situation. UPDATE #3: Well, she’s been divorced for about 9 months now. He has someone who is happy to be with him and shares his values. But I was determined to document the experience to share with anyone else who may be feeling the things I was a couple of years ago. And maybe, just maybe, the next time something like this comes up…
On the surface, it seems like EVERYTHING in my relationship is going my way. She has already told me that when she thinks about the future, she is thinking about me/us and not him. And we are making all the necessary life changes to be ready for our life together. After a couple of months of her living alone, I began staying over more and more. He is finally in a new relationship, too, so that may help everyone involved move forward. My lady and I get to be with the love of our lives. My hope is that it helps open eyes on any side of the equation. you’ll remember something I’ve shared here and have a slightly different perspective.
She has told me that she knows her real happiness can only be achieved with me. She knows her family (and his) will be devastated and very disappointed in her. A few weeks after this story was posted, we took a trip out of town for a week together. They haven’t completely come around but they are making motions in that direction. We have discussed our intention to marry, but we haven’t firmed up any plans. She has struggled with guilt over how things transpired.
She accepts that her marriage is nothing more than a good friendship and always has been. She acknowledges that she’s lived a majority of her life trying to make other people happy and “do the right thing” and never put her own happiness first. The day we came back home, she told her husband about us and asked him to move to his parents’ house. As expected, she got little support or understanding. They finally admitted that they knew the marriage was in trouble for years despite the calm appearance.