Call Me LeperSo, I go to some community events the last couple of weeks with some old friends that I haven't seen in awhile. The groups were composed of married couples and their kids that I have known for years. Some of the guys I was very close to. Well, I got the cold shoulder from everyone. Including the guys I used to be great friends with.
I guess my wife has told everyone about my emotional affair and now I am a shunned man. It has been very difficult to be around everyone knowing that I am not welcome.
These same people for years made it a point to tell me that my wife didn't treat me well. I can't help but feel a bit down from all of this. I haven't made any effort to tell everyone my side of what happened. There is no point, I think that their minds are made up.
I don't really know what happened myself. I told my wife that this woman, who was her friend, had been coming onto me for years. She didn't care. In fact, she would get mad at me and tell me her friend was just joking. She just wouldn't listen to me.
Meanwhile, my wife and I rarely spoke, and when I did attempt to talk to her she would answer in short angry replies. I was so lonely. Her friend wouldn't stop trying to seduce me. Again, I was so lonely.
We kissed, I fought hard to prevent more from happening. It all could have been so much worse.
But, now, I am a leper amongst my community. It has made me sad, but it has made me plan for the future a bit more. I went out of my way for these people and helped them when they needed it. Then, they turn their back on me.
I really don't know what my wife has said to everyone. I'm sure she has made herself out to be a complete victim.
Oh, well. At least the dog still likes me.
ManMovingForward 41-45, M 58 Responses 5 May 29, 2011