How I Used an Older Man’s Money to Get Back at My Husband After He Kicked Me Out: Part 1

How I Used an Older Man’s Money to Get Back at My Husband After He Kicked Me OutI was woken up by the warm sun shin­ing down on my face. When I opened my eyes, I real­ized that I was at the Hilton down­town. My eyes felt puffy from cry­ing the night before. I looked down at the floor and saw my suit­case. Robert, my hus­band, had kicked me out. He had found out that I had been in a rela­tion­ship with my older boss, Der­rick, and he could not stand the thought of know­ing that I had dated a mar­ried man in the past. Fidelity was a huge thing for Robert. When his first wife had an affair with his best friend, he swore that he could never for­give a woman who had cheated. When we dated, he was always con­scious of who I looked at and for how long—he was ter­ri­fied that I would betray him. I closed my eyes in sad­ness. I could not believe what had hap­pened the night before.

Are you okay?” said a deep voice to my right.

I turned and faced Der­rick. I sighed and nod­ded. When Robert kicked me out, he had taken all of my credit cards and cash. He said that I needed to find my own way, and that I could no longer depend on him or his money. I called a few of my friends, but no one answered because it was so late. I did not want to involve my fam­ily in the sit­u­a­tion, so I called the only per­son who I knew would under­stand, Der­rick. I asked him for a favor—I needed money for a hotel room. I never asked him to come; in fact, I insisted that he didn’t come, but he was wor­ried about me and wanted to help me out. When he arrived at the Hilton, he paid for the room and walked me upstairs. I recounted the entire story and he com­forted me. He held me for most of the night, but we slept in our own indi­vid­ual queen beds. That night, once again, we did noth­ing. He just acted as my friend.

A few of my clos­est friends knew about my rela­tion­ship with Der­rick while I was mar­ried. They always ques­tioned me and won­dered what I saw in him. They knew Robert well and knew that I was his queen. They couldn’t under­stand why I always ran back to Der­rick. The only thing I could tell them was that it was about com­fort and familiarity—Derrick felt safe and com­fort­able. He was like your favorite pair of jeans that don’t quite fit the way they used to, but some­how you just can’t throw them away, and every once in a while, you have to take them out and see if they still fit because you remem­ber how amaz­ing you felt in them. I needed Der­rick, now more than ever…

  • luke

    You can jus­tify it any­way you want but that just shows your imma­tu­rity. The fact that you also relied on your hus­band for finan­cial secu­rity (also a sign of imma­tu­rity) and still had the audac­ity to cheat on him just fur­ther shows your character.