In this twisted tale, a man can’t decide between what he has and what he has lost.
A Man Separates From His Wife
The Original Poster (OP) separated from his wife a year and a half ago, after being together for 15 happy years. They have two daughters together, ages 14 and 12.
The last two years of their marriage were uneventful, and the pandemic years were challenging. OP became depressed while stuck at home with their wife.
He’s Having an Affair
After returning to the office, OP met Ana, a new hire who was the opposite of his shy and calm wife.
He Told His Wife He Fell Out of Love
Ana proposed to the man. He felt strongly for her and confessed to his wife that he was out of love and had found someone else.
He Packed His Bags and Moved Out
OP moved out and lived with Ana, leaving his children and home. It was his daughters’ disappointment and crying that hurt him the most.
Coming to Realize He Made a Mistake
He soon realized that he was missing his wife.
His Wife Continued to Be a Beacon of Support
OP’s wife continued to be his rock, making sure the daughters saw him and spoke of how much he loved them.
He Started to Miss His Wife
OP began to miss his wife’s warmth, voice, calmness, wit, and most of all, her smell. He missed her stability and realized he never stopped loving his wife.
He Was Trying to Forget Her
He had tried to explain it away because he had a new girlfriend who taught him how to be excited again.
It Didn’t Matter What He Did
Despite all this, he could not help but think of his wife every morning and imagine her smell every time his girlfriend kissed him.
He Broke Down in Tears
One Christmas, OP visited his wife to drop off presents and he started crying. He told her how strange it was not to celebrate with his daughters.
Another Year Passed Them By
His wife comforted him and told him everything would be okay. Another year has passed, and OP still looks forward to seeing his wife when picking up or dropping off their daughters.
She’s Starting to Heal
He noticed his wife has become happier and has come to terms with the changes. He loves her more than ever but feels he does not deserve a moment more of her life after what he did and does not want to disturb her healing.
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