In this twisted tale, a man can’t decide between what he has and what he has lost.
A Broken Family
The Original Poster (OP) separated from his wife a year and a half ago.
They had been together for 15 happy years and had two daughters together, ages 14 and 12.
Depressed at Home
The last two years of their marriage were uneventful, and the pandemic years were challenging, causing OP to feel depressed while stuck at home with his wife.
A New Attraction
After returning to the office, OP met Ana, a new hire who was the opposite of their shy and calm wife.
He Met Someone Else
Ana proposed to OP.
He felt strongly for her and confessed to his wife that he was out of love and had someone else.
He moved out and lived with Ana, leaving his children and home.
Although, his daughters’ disappointment and crying hurt him, he soon realized that what he was missing was their wife.
His Wife Was a Godsend
OP’s wife continued to be his rock, making sure their daughters saw him and spoke of how much he loved them.
He began to miss his wife’s warmth, voice, calmness, wit, and most of all, her smell.
Stability Versus Excitement
He missed her stability and realized he never stopped loving his wife.
He had tried to explain it away because he had a new girlfriend who taught him how to be excited again.
Missing Home Comforts
Despite all this, he could not help but think of their wife every morning and imagine her smell every time his girlfriend kissed them.
One Christmas, OP visited his wife to drop presents and started crying, telling her how strange it was not to celebrate with their daughters.
His wife comforted him and told him everything would be okay.
Another year has passed, and OP still looks forward to seeing his wife when picking up or dropping off their daughters.
His Wife Is Happy
He noticed his wife has become happier and has come to terms with the changes.
Doesn’t Deserve Her
He loves her more than ever, but feels he does not deserve a moment more of her life after what he did, and does not want to disturb her healing.
One user said, “Dude does not want to break up with Ana. He wants both. Hope he ends up with neither.”
Another hoped, “I hope his ex-wife starts seeing someone new, and OP never gets another chance with her.”
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