Making Sense Out Of Cheating: 30 People Share Stories of Unfaithfulness With Their Partners

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Knew a dude who cheated. His wife was terminally ill and in a lot of pain. He dealt with this for a couple of years, constant torment watching his wife suffer and staying by her side, holding her hand. He was in absolute mental anguish and torment with her. He did love her. Her best friend came by often. She tried to be a source of solace for both of them. One night he couldn’t take it anymore. He was borderline suicidal, not wanting to abandon his wife when she needed him but pushed close to the edge of his sanity. He opened a bottle of scotch and began to drink thinking if he could just numb himself. It had been almost two years since he was able to make love to his wife. His wife’s best friend came over as she often did and one thing led to another. He wasn’t proud, and it added a certain amount of extra torment to him. But it also gave him a release, a moment of pleasure he had missed for some time. They continued seeing each other until his wife passed a few months later. He confided in me this. After her passing, he was tormented even more by the act yet so grateful it helped him through. His wife’s best friend and he quit meeting after his wife’s death. They stayed friends, however. I haven’t seen the guy in over a decade, but when we last spoke he still was troubled by his actions. This has stayed with me since he told me. I never judged him harshly or offered advice, I just listened. It was a very sad situation. —QuietusNoctis