Long story short, we had an affair for a couple years that resulted in me getting pregnant. He left soon after and never looked back. We finally got married a few years ago. There is no such thing as happily every after because marriage and relationships are very tough. I do love him very much and I don't take it for granted that I can easily be on the other end. I've learned men will tell you what you want to hear if you allow it, stick up for yourself, love yourself first, and tell him what you really mean even though they prefer sunshine to be blown up their @ss.