What My Husband Did to Drive Me into the Arms of a Rich Older Man: Part 2

may_december_relationships_august11_13Robert’s reac­tion to me going out was noth­ing new. How­ever, I was get­ting tired of it all and was really start­ing to feel fed up. I did not deserve to be treated this way, espe­cially by the man I loved. But as much as I wanted to ignore him and leave, I couldn’t. So, I walked in to the kitchen and grabbed a rag to clean up his spilled drink. I wanted to go out, so I knew that I had to clean up in order to leave. I folded the laun­dry and kissed him good­bye. I refused to let him ruin my night.

Enjoy your night with him,” Robert yelled as I left. “Make sure to wash up before you get in bed with me.” His tone was unapolo­getic. I don’t know if he really believed that I was going out with another man, or if he knew that I was going out with my girls and just wanted to be a jerk. Either way his words were very upset­ting. I turned to him and said, “I’ll try my best to enjoy my night. Would you like me to send him your best regards?” I stared him in the eye for a minute. He was speech­less. Then I walked out.

I was infu­ri­ated at the fact that, despite all my efforts dur­ing our rela­tion­ship, Robert was still a jeal­ous man. Before my visit to Derrick’s office, I had never laid eyes on another man, let alone had an affair. I was faith­ful to Robert and gave him all of my love, whether he deserved it or not. How­ever, this time I had had enough. As soon as I got in my car, I can­celed plans with my friends and called Derrick.

Hello, beau­ti­ful.” His voice was relax­ing, like music to my ears. The way he called me “beau­ti­ful” was enough to melt my heart. In that moment, I real­ized just how much I really missed him. I didn’t hes­i­tate to jump straight to the point. “Can we meet?” I asked.

You have per­fect tim­ing. She’s out of town. Come to the house.” And then he hung up.

I stared back at Robert, who was now stand­ing by the door watch­ing me. My heart was full of anger and heavy with guilt. Robert’s worst fear was about to come true, and he only had him­self to blame.