The deepest betrayals come from those whom we are closest to.
This is her story:
It's hard to believe that only one year ago I was with with my partner of 12 years, with whom I have two beautiful daughters - ages 7 and 3. We'd finally married three months earlier and had a reception just one week before it all came crashing down.
We'd become very close friends with parents from the school our oldest daughter attended. We holidayed together a couple of times a year, spent most weekends together and became close friends with our families. This couple had three daughters, so our children were having a lovely upbringing, spending their time as a pack of five girls.
She helped me to organise and my wedding. They were, in fact, the only people at our actual wedding who were not immediate family. Her three girls were my bridesmaids.
Come July 2012, we have a lovely week in Cornwall. Upon returning home, she throws her husband out of their house and says she wants a divorce. Obviously I supported her as much as possible and offered her a place to stay if she needed.
The Friday of that week, she came to my home while my husband went for a drink with her husband. When he returned, she and I were quite drunk and he told me he'd had a DNA test and our youngest daughter was not his - absolutely not true. Things continued to transpire over the next two days and that Sunday, he leaves me to go and live in a tent.
It soon becomes obvious that my close friend has been having an affair with my husband; all of which was - and still is - denied by the both of them - though the clues were there. Suspiciously, they fell in love just after my husband and I separated.
During the hurt and grief her husband and I began to see each other for awhile. Now, we feel it is not right; we're both still been hurting from our former partners, so we've decided to go our separate ways.
This is pretty terrifying for me as I will be on my own, but I know I must be strong for my girls. I must get on with things, and I hope that one day, I will meet my knight in shining armour.5 Comments