I wonder how things might have turned out if we had met now when we are both single instead of back when we were married. The deceit and stress of our affair damned us from the start. Something good is rarely successfully built from doing what is wrong. L.K.
A love affair is like a short story;
it has a beginning, a middle, and an end.
The beginning was easy, the middle might drag,
invaded by commonplace, but the end,
instead of being decisive and well-knit
with that element of revelatory surprise
as a well-written story should be,
it usually dissipated in a succession
of messy and humiliating anticlimaxes.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Your job took you far away to a foreign country. I did not see you for over a year. At first we talked on the phone and emailed a lot, but less and less as time passed. It never occurred to me the reason was you had someone new until you came home and told me. E.L.
‘I’m happy for you!’
is the hardest lie
to tell when
You don’t know it yet, but I saw you kissing her. It won’t work to tell me she was a friend. The embrace was between lovers or two people soon to be. When you get home tonight, I won’t be here, at least not for a few days. Not sure what happens after that. L.E.
I think you still love me,
but we can’t escape the fact
that I’m not enough for you.
I knew this was going to happen.
So I’m not blaming you for falling in love
with another woman. I’m not angry, either.
I should be, but I’m not. I just feel pain.
A lot of pain. I thought I could imagine
how much this would hurt, but I was wrong.
There’s no way to explain my behavior except male ego and stupidity; no logic in letting a moments pleasure come before us. It was only lust with nothing meaningful in it. You own my heart; always will. I don’t deserve it, but please forgive me; take me back. J.M.
Forgive me for being so careless
with the heart that loves me so well.
I love you. You may not believe it now,
but time will certainly tell.
I made a mistake. I have made you cry.
I broke your heart, there is not one reason why,
But I am truly sorry and I want you to know
That all the love I feel for you
I want a second chance to let it show.
I am sorry, Please forgive me and
I promise if you do you will never be sorry.
“Forgive Me” by Frederickia Wallace
There’s no sense to be made of what you did. You went back to him, knowing he doesn’t love you. Then he threw you away again. All he wanted was someone warm in his bed to pass a night with. You’re a fool! This is the last time I trust you. You’ve lost me forever. A.P.
Forgiveness in no way requires
that you trust the one you forgive.
From “The Shack” by Wm. Paul Young
No matter how long the truth is left unspoken, it still remains true. We can’t be together now. You have your wife; I have a husband; we both have little ones. Oh, the children; the children. We love them so much and could never leave our kids while they are so small. E.L.
Love can come and go
receiving less than it deserves.
It’s all part of the game,
the same game that’s
driving me insane.
And I never felt so deep,
so deeply in love.
I can’t even speak
my eyes are welling up.
The thought of losing you
is killing me and I know
it’s killing you.
Still I am bewildered. What happened? Did I do something wrong or did you? One week you could not keep your hands off me and the next you barely wanted to touch me. It tears at my heart to think you have someone else. I don’t want to believe it, but I know it’s true. G.E.
To me our love was everything
and you were my whole life.
It is not very pleasant to realize
that to you it was only an episode.
W. Somerset Maugham
Why did you cheat on me? You broke my heart into a thousand pieces and then laughed when I confronted you. It sucks to be a man who is so heartbroken he cries over a tramp like you. You’re one of the reasons men use women. They learned from females like you! T.E.
We hurt so much
because we have lost a part of ourselves.
If we have loved much,
we must have given much also,
and when everything’s over,
we feel as though we have lost everything.
How you managed to live two lives for so long I will never know. You had a life with me here and another life with someone else a thousand miles away. You got away with it for a long time. I’ll never understand and never want to see you again as long as I live… NEVER! R.W.
When people cheat in any arena,
they diminish themselves;
they threaten their own self-esteem
and their relationships with others
by undermining the trust t
hey have in their ability
to succeed and in their ability to be true.
I’m so confused and don’t know what to do. I love you and I love her. Often I can’t imagine being with anyone other than you. At other times I can’t fathom letting her go. I have to choose! Both of you are going to find out eventually. I’ll lose both of you and be hated! M.P.
If you love two people at the same time,
choose the second.
Because if you really loved the first one,
you wouldn’t have fallen for the second.