When your husband has an affair, you are left with a major decision: Should I stay or leave?
Despite what it sounds like, this is not a black and white decision. It involves many different variables, and sometimes I feel I think about those variables way too much. Although I decided to leave, that doesn’t mean that sometimes I think about how divorce will impact my children and ask myself, “Am I making the right move?”
I know I cannot be happy with my cheating husband anymore. There have been too many lies, too much infidelity, and too much betrayal. I can’t go back. Sometimes, I think that maybe I can just pretend like it never happened and just raise my kids. But then I wonder what that would teach them, especially because they won’t ever see mommy really happy. If I stay in a miserable marriage, am I teaching them that being married is more important than being happy? If I leave, am I teaching them that when things get rough, you should just up and leave?
This is SOOOO tough! It’s the most painful and heartbreaking experience I have been though.