First of all, this article reeks of even more self-pity than your original. You made the decision to post an article so you live with the responses that come from that. The original article, as much as it may not have been your intention, is filled with excuses and ju…
Hmm. Not quite. Writing an article doesn’t justify people commenting that I ruined the lives of my children, that I’m not marriageable material, that I’m a needy bitch, or that I should just go fuck myself. Decent human beings can condemn the act and not call me names and/or jump to judgments and assumptions about the rest of my life.
Secondly, since this seems a point of contention: the only other time I cheated was when I was 16. I had been seeing a guy a couple of months, wanted to break up with him but wasn’t mature enough to just do that, so I made out with his friend instead. I told the guy I was seeing. We broke up. End of story.
Lastly, my ex-husband has a disease. He is and was a drug addict. Implying that I “drove” him to abuse drugs and steal money would be insane because that would be like saying I drove him to develop cancer or diabetes. I also clearly didn’t meet his needs because I wanted him to be a different person.
The best thing that ever happened for either one of us was that our toxic relationship ended.
How many times have you been cheated on? Sounds like a topic to delve into on a therapist’s couch?