I read this story before, along with the rest of the series, but somehow I stumbled upon it again and read it a second time. Your writing is wonderful because it manages to reach down and elicit an emotional response. Not everyone can do this. You do it wonderfully. This one especially gets to me because I can relate to both parties. My husband and I split up and got back together several times. More than once, I found myself with another man during these splits. He considers it cheating because we were still married; I don’t agree, but that is irrelevant. After we divorced, I had a relationship with a married man. My heart still belonged to my ex and we all knew that. Eventually, the guy realized I would never really be able to commit to him fully and went back to his wife.
I can’t say I don’t get why people cheat. I do get it. Relationships are hard. Marriage is hard. It goes against human nature to remain monogamous. Maybe “till death do us part” was logical back when humans only lived 30–40 years. Now we live double that. It’s insane to expect a person to commit to one other person for that length of time. There’s a reason our divorce rates are so high. Hell, I love my husband and we are divorced. Not because of cheating, but just because of circumstance. We can’t be together like that. We visit each other about once a month for a weekend or up to a week at a time. And our relationship is better than it’s ever been. I also know that having the freedom to be with someone else actually makes me less interested in doing so. I look forward to the time I can be with the one I love. Why should I waste my time with someone less important to me? Anyway, I just had to chime in after reading the comments from others regarding infidelity.
Your stories are so much fun to read and I anxiously await the next one. 😊❤️❤️