I was devastated, broken, cried many nights even after I had filed, but found the strength to leave and file for divorce.
Because we have a daughter together, I have been as civil as I possibly can. We separated in May but I filed in June. He ended up officially dating the girl he cheated on me with last month, and after I filed, he had been making it public and they were going out to new places. He had stopped asking if our daughter needed anything. He could go days without even asking how she was. And when I asked if he could get things like diapers and wipes, he would buy them when he felt like it. His mom would go out and buy the things our daughter needed.
I began to ask why I had even loved this "man." For the longest time I hated him. I couldn't even stand to see his face .
But now with some time passing, I have picked myself up from falling and have pushed myself to be all I can be for my daughter .
I wondered if he even cared about the family life he threw away. And when things fell apart last week with the other woman, he tried to come around with a gift and flooded me with compliments. I told him I wouldn't accept his gifts and that I had moved on. That was such an empowering moment.
Now I stand tall and keep walking towards a brighter future. It hasn't been easy but my daughter needs a strong mother and that's all I can be for her. I know I deserve better. And if I never find anyone else, that has begun to become fine with me. Life is too short and I must do all that makes me happy!