I have always adored children and imagined the life I would lead with little sprockets running around and a husband to share the moments with. For eight years my partner and I tried conceiving with no luck. Disheartened and suffering depression, I struggled with the fact that I may never have children after a diagnosis of endometriosis and fibroid cysts. My partner took the news surprisingly well, and we continued our lives with a little sadness but I was grateful to have such unwavering support that I believed he offered. Unbeknownst to me, my partner had been having an affair for the last year and had been planning to run away with this woman, who was well aware that I existed. It always surprises me of the lack of sisterhood bond between women, and that often women will do anything to get a man. And how can men be so weak, securing another relationship before having the guts to break off a long term marriage. I wonder where the values have gone in our society and what type of world we are leaving for our children, that often result in creating narcissistic adults.
Posted anonymously, 3rd October 2014