It was the last day of our summer holiday in Cornwall, and we’d had a glorious time. Simon decided that he’d take the children to the beach for a final play in the sand. Simon the hard-working doctor had turned into Simon the philanderer.
Sure, my husband Simon had been taking a few work calls here and there, but the sun was out, the children were having fun, and life was good. I said I’d drive to the next village and buy a bottle of bubbly, so we could toast what a brilliant fortnight it had been. I was sure that whoever he was seeing had to be a colleague – and it turned out that I was right; she was a married fellow registrar. We’d been married for 17 years and we’d had ups as well as downs.
On the other hand, I knew things weren’t the same after so long, and three children.
We were still having sex occasionally, but certainly not often – on some level I think I suspected things weren’t right.
That meant a long-distance marriage, which made it easier for him to hide an affair.
While he denied that anything was going on, she lived with an unsettling niggling that something wasn’t right. Finding the receipts for gifts that he had purchased for the other woman moved Amy to action.
We drove home in stony silence – that is, I was silent.
As much as you think to yourself, how will I move on?
Every person is born with the propensity to trust others but through life experiences, you may have become less trusting as a form of self-protection.
The breakup a marriage can set the stage for feelings of mistrust – even if you’ve never had trust issues previously.
An image and wardrobe consultant, Schoen worked at an upscale clothing boutique she owned in Bethesda, Md.
She saw her work as one of giving people self-confidence.