**WARNING: Bitter woman post below. In fact, imagine Alanis Morissette's You Oughta Know playing in the background** (And no, sillies, this is not about me and JJ. JJ is just fine.)
It's usually a phone call. I can tell that his voice is different. The tenderness is missing. It's obvious that someone else is listening in because he just doesn't sound like himself, and certainly not like the man I've known for months.
The message he's delivering is cold, distant.
"I've spent the weekend talking with my wife, and we've decided that the best thing for everyone involved is for you and I not to have any further contact with each other."
Really? You two have decided that the best thing for everyone involved is to cut off all contact with me? Since when does your wife decide anything for me? And she has my best interests at heart, too? Yeah, right. You know what annoys me the most? That this sounds like a "My mommy says I can't play with you anymore" call.
"So please don't make any attempts to contact me."
I shouldn't make any attempts to contact you? You make it sound like I'm a stalker. The truth is that you have been the one calling me. You have been the one wanting more contact. You've been the one begging for another afternoon of sex as soon as possible.
"I'm sorry if I hurt you.This is just the way it has to be."
Huh. If you're really sorry, you wouldn't be telling me this on a phone call in a tone of voice that sounds like we barely know each other. This is the way it has to be, huh? But just a few days ago you said you would love me forever, that nothing would ever come between us. Gee, forever is pretty short.
The truth is that I knew this day was coming. It always comes. In the infidelity world, there is no forever. I know the rules and I try never to forget them. That's why I rarely give my heart away. I couldn't survive if I got my heart trampled every time some guy was so sloppy that his wife became suspicious.
I wonder why men don't believe me when I tell them their wives are much smarter and more observant than they think they are?
You're sorry you hurt me. I have some hurtful truths to share that I wanted to say on that phone conversation, but I chose not to because I know better than to complicate the situation any further.
But I wanted to say....
That's ok. You'll be replaced soon. You know that killer blow job you like so much? Within a week or two some other guy will be getting that regularly. And you know how I would scream when you made me cum? Well, I have no doubt that the next one will make me scream, too.
And while he is, I'll probably be thinking, "X and his wife were right, this is much better for everyone involved."
Ok, it has been a while since something like this happened to me. Surely, others of you have had similar experiences, some funny, some bitter. Tell us in the comments what you did when the spouse of your lover found out about your affair.