TRUE STORY Can I Trust Her Again?
IFEEL such a loser. Our entire time together has been a sham and a lie. Every Christmas, birthday and holiday was a joke because she was always thinking about “him”. Now she’s saying that we can start again, but can we? Can I really forgive six years of fibs, tall stories and her elaborate excuses? Her lover died few months back; that’s how all of this has finally come out.
His funeral was a messy affair with his wife, my partner and another secret lover all coming to blows. I didn’t even realise my partner was there. She’d told me she was at a conference (another lie).
I only found out the truth when another mourner dropped her off at home, all dressed in black and with a bloody nose. I demanded the truth and now I know every sordid detail. I know about the weekends away, the hotel rooms and the sneaky sex.
Apparently her lover was a strong, demanding man who was used to getting his own way. She wanted to break up with him, but didn’t know how. It’s only now, in death, that she’s able to be completely honest with me. My heart is broken and my confidence crushed. I thought that we had a good life together. I never once suspected or doubted her, even when she disappeared for days on end (visiting relatives), took money from our joint account or gave me a sexually transmitted infection (apparently from a toilet seat).
Now I know better and realise that I’ve been played like a battered violin. How could anyone be so calculating and cruel over such a long period of time? And can we ever truly love again?
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