Partner Travels A Lot

by Linda

Due to finances, my husband did his out of state antique shows without me during the past year, choosing to split expenses with his guy friends, like hotel, truck, gas, booth fees, etc.

Living in MI, the economics are bleak and our annual income has decreased quite a bit. For these reasons, I was left at home to do computer work for the business while he hit the road. Continued travel away from the home is dangerous for a relationship, which we had talked about.

Exactly one year ago this month, he met a nice woman, an antique dealer, and hooked up with her. He began seeing her after the out of state shows out East by delaying his trip back home by 3 or 4 days. I found out 4 months ago about her and his falling in love with her and out of love with me.

I am planning to divorce him and am really sad about it as he continues to see her although he says he still loves me but only as a friend.

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We didn’t spend much time together
by: Sue

He was on the road often and I supported it. 1 year into the marriage he was caught in illegal activity, nothing I would have ever supported. Because of that we lost our business. From there, things started to unravel. Finances became the precursor...well the betrayal then the finances, then the lack of intimacy on my end, because I hated him for what he did. Then after separating, asking him to come back when he was ready to contribute and be a better man. He decided to collect a business insurance claim check, without telling me about it, and in turn I believe to file for a divorce. It’s been a shocking and turbulent few years for me. The gentle heart I once knew is a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

Infidelity is easier to hide when you're on the road
by: Anonymous

My husband is a traveling man. I was married to him for 30 years. On our 30th anniversary while driving our youngest to college he told me he has been having an affair for 14 years. It is 8 months later and I still cry every day. I am in counseling but still have difficulty moving forward.

I’ve been in your shoes
by: Beth

It turns out I was NOT his priority. After six years of different interests and busy schedules and my husband traveling 80% of our marriage I get a random email from a girl that he had been having an online affair with for 4 years of our marriage and then I find out that he has been "dating" a woman that works in his office. We have NO children together but recently obtained custody of his son from a previous marriage. I love the kids but I can accept nor forgive the constant lies and deceit.

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