It happened the last two weeks of school and I still went to their end of the year award programs and smiled even though neighbors were whispering and I hosted birthday parties minus a parent and I taught one to drive. I am not completely sure how I was strong enough but I brought us all forward in those dark days. I wasn’t going to let this affect them. And now, even with their dad living three miles away with his new family and acting like they don’t exist, I crawl, with them on my back.
In the novel Heartburn, Nora Ephron writes that finding out you were being cheated on not only hurts, but it creates a kind of low-level brain damage. You look back on all the scenes that you thought were good and now they are all tainted and you feel not only foolish but crazy.
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