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?

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