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Sunday Confessional: I Was the Other Woman

My husband left me just over six months ago, and in that time I became a mistress to a married man. We slept together during the day while his wife was at work and his children were in school; he worked nights. I thought I loved him and I thought that he loved me. He told me he didn't want to leave his children, but that I helped keep him "sane" and "whole." He wasn't sure what would happen with his marriage, though he always said that he loved that I loved him unconditionally.

In the end, I knew he would never leave his family. It made me realize what I was doing to his marriage and I ended it. Even though I no longer have any contact with him, I still feel horribly guilty. I want to believe that what I did wasn't the end of the world, but it's so hard. Can I be forgiven for this one big mistake or will I always be the "other woman"?


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