We ended up in a dead bedroom situation because I couldn't have a sexual relationship with someone who had put me through this. I should have noticed the red flag in the very beginning. When I found out he was already with someone, I ended our flirty hang out/make out sessions. He's an amazing dad, and I'm an amazing mom.
Staying for the kids and the work I put into toughing it out allows me to sleep at night and move on. We want to see our parents happy and we really really do not want to see them be disrespected. Not only does it bring the child misplaced feelings of guilt, it ruins their outlook on how loving partners should treat each other. I will never in my life respect anyone more than i respect my father, who at first stayed with his cheating wife for our sake, but in the end realised all we needed was for him to be happy.
You would think she would have grown up and tried to do better for herself. You have proven to him, twice, that you are willing to take this behavior from him. You are worth more than this, no matter what he and your insecurity tells you. You are the first and arguably most important relationship model that they have, please don't teach them that this is OK in any relationship. I’ve been separated two months and I’m telling you, after holding up a damaged marriage on my own for 13 years, the weight that lifted off my shoulders the moment he walked out that door was a revelation.
She is shacked up with her ex Lover and her new husband along with four children. Its been ten years since I kicked her out and divorced her.
I don't want to waste my time with that kind of nonsense!