Being part of a group of betrayed partners and spouses was nothing I envisioned in a million years. For who of us expects to be betrayed by their spouse, or expects to be married to a sex addict? It’s not the kind of thing you ever think or dream about. And it’s not the kind of thing you really want to talk about.
In fact, you think you must be starring in some other person’s life – for you simply can’t believe that this is happening to you. It’s scary, and it’s crazy, and it cuts you to the heart. And that’s why it’s so important to encounter wives like you.
A community of women who are walking this road, too. And a group of shell-shocked women who just get what you’re going through. It becomes a kind of life-line for these women understand. There is no need to explain things. It is obvious to them.
You can feel the deep compassion. And you know they’ve struggled too with the unanswerable questions and the overwhelming pain. We are all disorientated. We all wish that it would end. We all struggle with deep feelings. We’ve all hate this is our life.
But there’s also strength and hope from those who’re further down the road. They’re real about it all, and never hide what it’s been like. You know they’ve had low lows, and they’ve been desperate just like you. But they’ve survived and made it – so, perhaps, there’s hope for you.
So, thank you to each woman who has opened up and shared. We’re thankful you’re there for us. You’ve enabled us to cope.