As I was trawling the internet, I recently came across this quote by John A. Shedd and it’s words struck me.
Sometimes I feel this sense of relief wash over me. Relief to have made it through the initial whirlwind of learning of my husband’s affair and his sudden departure from our marriage. It was an instantaneous and turbulent change in my life that flung me into what now feels like a very different world.
As time has moved on, I can see that I have started to strengthen. I have worked so hard to cope with the grief, the pain and shock and to begin reimagining a new life for myself. I’ve had to fight so hard to forge back some sense of identity and to overcome the challenges of betrayal and abandonment and what this does to a person.
Part of finding who I am again has meant being…
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