A common refrain among chumps is “I never saw it coming.” Followed by all the ways their unbeknownst cheaters demonstrated they were invested. They sent goopy love letters. They bought a new house together weeks before D-Day. Professed undying commitments. Swore on their children’s lives they’d never cheat. Bought the chump flowers/jewelry/a new band saw/boobs/pressure washer…
Then D-day hits and the cheater says they never loved them at all.
No, every year was a MISERY.
Yesterday’s letter had a passage that summed up this mindfuck very nicely.
We were best friends for 25 years! Just 4 months before his affair started he cried on Xmas morning about how great his life was and how lucky he was. He wrote me long love notes that same year, including weeks before his affair began.
Can anyone relate? Mine asked me to marry him. I discovered the double life less than six months after our wedding.
So, today’s Friday Challenge is the ol’ bait and switch. What ways did your cheater throw you off the trail?