My name is Susan and I am a 37 year old woman and I was married to my husband for 8 years. We have been through a lot of ups and downs in our relationship like every one else.
One day started off like any other day and in one split second my life went from wonderful to being completely destroyed. My life begun to change for the worse when I saw him look at his cell phone with a very odd smile. I asked him who it was and he got defensive and told me it was work related.
A few minutes later he got up from the couch and said he would be back in a few hours. But this wasn't the first time he left suddenly. I had a horrible feeling he was cheating on me but I never caught him in act.
The next morning, I noticed his phone vibrating on the kitchen counter while he was in the shower. The caller id name was from Scott so I figured it was a friend of his but I never heard of him before.
Over the next week, he started to change. He started working odd hours. Leaving later than usual. He started being mad for no reason. Leaving our place all the time. He sent "Scott" text messages but he deleted them before I had a chance to read them.
One day he came home drunk and I asked him who he was out with. He rushed past me into the house saying, "It was none of my business who he was with so just leave me the hell alone!
He went to bed snoring, so I picked up his phone to see the number he was talking to before he left. It said "Scott", but a part of me didn,t believe the name.
I was crushed.
"Scott" was actually Patricia. And I found out she lived just 2 blocks from our place. I was 34 weeks pregnant at the time and I was absolutely devastated.
I struggled with mixed feeling of betrayal, anger and disgust. I was lonely, I needed affection. We tried to work things out and he promised he would stop talking to Patricia.
3 months later, I saw text messages he was sending to a Ben on his cell phone and the lies he was telling about me.
I saw her name, and my body went dead cold. My heart felt like it had stopped. I felt like I was going to die.
This crushed me and I confronted him about what I saw and he admitted to it. I started crying and started to leave and all he could say was he will never cheat on me again. I had enough and left. I didn't feel like I was special anymore to him.
But it was too late.
What's worse, as a result I ended up with herpes.
It’s hard to say how it feels for my entire world to be twisted upside down. I was betrayed by the one person that was supposed to stand by me, protect me and be there for me.
I only wished I acted sooner. I wouldn't have wasted 8 years of my precious life with the wrong person.
Don't wait as long I did to find out the truth.