My Cheating Husband Suddenly Suspects Me Of Being Unfaithful

I would say that most everyone understands the problems that couples have with trust after an affair has damaged their marriage. But most people assume that the trust issues are going to stem entirely toward the spouse who cheated. Very few people consider that the cheating spouse may suddenly have trust issues with the faithful spouse. But this is sometimes what happens.

A faithful wife might explain: “It’s been about five months since I found out about the affair. And it was a doozy. He has been cheating with a friend of mine. Now, she’s certainly not my best friend, but I would call her a close friend. She’s certainly comfortable at my house and around my children. Our children are friends. Her husband is the sweetest, most even-tempered man. And I can not believe that she would do this to me or to him. Of course, both my husband and her can not apologize enough and are begging their respective spouses not to leave them. I don’t know what I am going to do about my marriage. But I am angry and suspicious all of the time. I think that my situation is worse than most. Because this woman lives very close by. So I always have that paranoid feeling that she is right around the corner. If this isn’t bad enough, yesterday my husband was going to walk the dog and I made some sarcastic comment about why he suddenly wanted to walk the dog. He then tried to turn it around on me and said how does he know what I’ve been doing for all of these years when I walk the dog? Later that night, I found him on my Facebook feed like he thought he was going to catch me doing something wrong. I asked him what he was doing. And he said that he was tired of me acting like he was the only person capable of wrongdoing. He said that I seem to think mighty highly of the other woman’s husband. It’s crazy that I have to spell this out. But I will: I have never ever cheated on my husband and I never would. He can search all he wants, but he will never find evidence that he can’t trust me. I don’t understand this. He is the one who can’t be trusted. Why is he acting like I can’t also?”

This attitude is very common. And there are couple of reasons that you might be seeing it. First, people who have affairs can come to believe that affairs are more common than they are. It helps ease their conscience if they think that everyone is having an affair. Sometimes, they may confide in a friend or coworker who admits to their own affair. Sometimes, the other woman will mention mutual acquaintances who are also cheating. This can lead him to look around him a little more closely (and at you) when he begins to think that the whole world is cheating.

Also, infidelity can bring out a lot of paranoia in a person. The cheating spouse is typically constantly worried about being caught. So he starts to become an expert watcher of behavior – including his own —- and yours.

Third, he often worries that you would be justified in retaliating against him. Family members and friends may be telling him that you deserve much better or could even do better. He may start to become worried that you will divorce him or start looking for someone better (like the sweet husband of the other woman.) So he begins to make assumptions that you could cheat and might if given the right circumstances. To prevent this, he starts to let you know that he is watching your behavior in the hopes that this will discourage you from retaliation cheating.

(Note: I know that this thinking is ridiculous. I’m not saying that it’s logical. I’m just saying that it’s often how a cheating spouse thinks when they are right in the middle of this. In fact, many wives have told me that the main clue that their spouse was cheating was that he started accusing her (the wife) of cheating.

Finally, he may be trying to turn the tables on you in the hopes that doing so will bring your attention away from your suspicions of him. He may know that he deserves your scrutiny and suspicion, but it wears on him just the same. So to put a stop to it, he tries to turn the suspicion on you, even if he knows in his heart that you have done nothing wrong. It’s noting more than sleight of hand and he’s trying it in desperation.

So how do you handle this? In my own experience, you calmly stand your ground. Don’t get too excited or defensive because he may try to say that you protest too much. Simply try something like: “we both know that your inference isn’t true and is slightly ridiculous. I’ve never cheated. Nor do I intend to. If I wanted to be with someone else, you’d be the first to know. This isn’t where we should be placing our attention. It’s a nice try on your part, but it’s not even remotely valid. It’s frankly unfair and misplaced. When you’re ready to discuss reality, I’m listening.”

You may have to redirect him a few times until he gets the hint. In other words, he may not give up immediately. But as you stand your ground repeatedly and return the attention back to where it belongs – on the legitimate affair – he will often see that he is wasting his time and will give up. And often, it takes time for him to see that when he really stands up, takes responsibility, and facilitates healing – that is when he is going to get the response and progress that he wants – not by playing silly games or trying to turn the tables on the truly innocent party.


My Spouse Ended The Affair And Moved Back In, But He Avoids Me At Home

When you are hoping that your husband ends his affair and comes home, it can initially feel like a victory when both of things happen. After all, this is what you have been waiting for. Many wives figure that if they can just get their husband to come to his senses, end the affair, and come back to where he belongs, then everything else should eventually fall into place.

Unfortunately, this is not always the way that it happens. Sometimes, he DOES end the affair. He DOES come home. But the reunion is not necessarily a happy one. He comes home and he seems reluctant to fully participate in the family or with the marriage. He comes home and not only is he not enthusiastic, but he does not seem to want to be there. Some husbands go so far as to reluctantly unpack just a few things or to not unpack at all.

A wife might explain: “It’s been about four months since I first learned about my husband’s affair. I am actually the one who kicked him out. But when I did, I did not assume that he would go and be with the other woman. I guess I should have. Because frankly, he does not have anywhere else to go. But I was shocked and very upset when he did just that. In fact, knowing that he was living with her and that the affair was still going on drove me a little crazy. I was furious with my husband and questioned whether I even wanted to be married to him anymore. But I was insanely jealous. And I guess that is when I realized that I didn’t want to just give him up. So when he approached me about one day seeing where our marriage might lead, I was open to him. I told him that I couldn’t and wouldn’t make him any promises, but he could eventually come home and we could see where it would lead. We saw each other several times before he ultimately came home. Things seemed to be going well between us, so I was pretty hopeful. But things were dramatically different than I expected. My husband has not even unpacked his clothing and he has been here for a week. It’s as if he isn’t confident enough to know that he is going to stay. And while we have talked and had some awkward conversations, he hasn’t even tried to touch me. This doesn’t make me feel very wanted. Sometimes I wonder if it was the other woman’s choice, and not his, to end things and I am just getting a man who is disappointed, unhappy, and without other options. And I’m starting to feel like our marriage is over – if he won’t even unpack or even touch me. Why else would be doing this?”

I’ll give you some suggestions as to why you might be seeing this behavior which, believe it or not, isn’t all that uncommon.

He Doesn’t Feel Quite Worthy Of Being Home: This is a very common reason that husbands who return home will tread lightly and will not fully participate in the household or with family life. He doesn’t feel worthy. And he may be afraid that you don’t actually want him there. So he’s sort of tiptoeing around and walking on eggshells. This will typically get better with time as you both become more comfortable with the idea that no one is leaving and that you are both committed to making it work.

He Is Worried That It’s Not Going To Work: This is similar to the above reason, but it’s a little different. Because he may actually believe that you both want it to work. But he has doubts that it can. He may be fully aware that his betrayal was huge and that the hurt was deep. So while he may really want for this to all go away, he may well know that this just isn’t realistic. And the pessimistic voice in his head is saying something like: “you don’t even deserve to unpack your bags. You’re lucky she’s letting you move back in, but it won’t last. She’s going to kick you out as soon as she comes to her senses. Save yourself some time and some aggravation and don’t even get comfortable.”

He May Be Hoping That You Try To Accommodate Him So That He Feels More Comfortable: The last thing that I am going to mention is that a guilty husband will often hang back in the hopes that you notice his behavior and try to be accommodating or loving to him in order to bring him around. He may hope that you go out of your way to reassure him that you really want him back home, are glad that he’s home, etc. This is really just human nature. Every one wants reassurance. Every one wants to feel as if they are not the only one who cares. And there’s nothing wrong with offering him reassurance if you are comfortable with this. But sometimes you have to be careful that you aren’t letting him turn the tables so that you are the one in the position that he should be in.

Honestly, this can all be very temporary. It’s understandable for both parties to have some trepidation. Every one can be afraid of rejection or failure. It’s normal. Counseling can help, as can just being honest and putting your feelings and concerns out there. You might try: “I understand why you might be unsure of whether to unpack or to show me physical affection. I understand being afraid of rejection in this situation. But I wouldn’t have asked you to come home if I didn’t really want you to be here. I can’t make you any promises, but I am certainly open.”

This might be enough to allow him to drop his guard a little, but most people will want to watch and wait in order to fully drop their guard and open their heart. It’s not necessarily a lack of trust. It is more a matter of self preservation.


Stranger in My Bed: Love, Lust, and Obsession

I went to sleep by myself, but when I was woken up at midnight, there was a stranger in my bed. Yes, a woman I had no prior arrangements to share a bed with was in my bed without even me noticing it. Confounding the situation is that I shared a flat with a male friend of mine who had gone out for the night. He was as shocked as me at the sight of the woman in our shared bedroom. We had an unwritten gentleman’s agreement not to have any overnight female visitors in our flat.

I must admit after a cursory investigation it became clear that I knew the woman. She had a month earlier been my one-night-stand. I had erroneously believed that we both understood the limits and prospects of our casual hanky-panky. I had no reason to believe otherwise. In any event, she had told me in no uncertain terms that she was involved with someone else. Our dalliance was meant to be short-lived and sexual only. As it turned out, it was anything but.

At the time, we got physically involved we were both vulnerable in a way. We were far away from our familiar surroundings involved in a community development work at the student winter camp. I had known her informally for many months. I had not even for a minute been physically or otherwise attracted to her.

At any rate, she was not my type of girl. It is beside the point that at the time I had made a vow not to get emotionally or sexually attached to any woman, as I wanted to focus all my energies on my studies. I was also low on confidence due to the fact I was flat broke. My vow of sexual abstinence had progressed well for six months until that fateful afternoon when my testosterone levels shot through the roof at a distant possibility that she was sexually attracted to me. I must say, it was a strange twist of fate. In the heat of the moment, I decided to make an exception in her case.

Without discussing anything, we both instigated a plan to have time alone. So when others went to the nearest shopping centre, we both stayed behind. I was eager to navigate the unknown with a woman I barely considered as a sexual partner, let alone a lover. However, there seemed to be mutual eagerness, driven by newness of discovery, which I felt was mutual. At the back of my mind, I was excited at a distinct possibility that I was about to get laid. I somehow thanked my lucky stars that she had recognised the loneliness in me, and she was prepared to go an extra mile to make it all vanish. All things being equal, I relented, and broke my vow. There wasn’t even any pretence that we loved each other. We were both simple burning with lust for each other.

At the time, I had no idea that she was an obsessive person. For me my relationship with her was nothing more than a once-off sexual and casual arrangement. After our return from the winter camp, there was in mind at least no expectation that anything remotely relationship-like would happen.

However there was strong mutual lust between us. I relented again, and slept with her post the one-night-stand agreement. I guess this was a turning moment in our relationship, I ostensibly lead her on to a point where she at least in her mind believed there was, “us.” I must confess that in her everyday behaviour, there was no hint that she was hypersexual and obsessed with me.

In hindsight, I should have known better. Our casual relationship started in the bedroom, clearly as an obsessive woman, she developed an emotional bond. Because of our physical intensity, she assumed that I was head over heels for her. Psychologists have long concluded that obsessive lovers often rush into a sexual relationship before developing an emotional bond with their partner. These types of casual lovers’ mistake physical sexual encounter with love. Trying to connect the dots of her behaviour post the student camp, I should have seen the signs. I didn’t. She somehow managed to be in the vicinity of wherever I was. I spent a hell of the time at the students’ club offices. She was always there. These accidental meetings didn’t stop her habit of daily checking up on me via cell-phone to touch base and catch up as it were.

But, I am getting ahead of myself. Let me tell you how it all went down. On one mundane Friday afternoon, I had decided on calling it an early night. I slept on the floor mattress in my friend’s flat with whom, we shared the place. I might have gone to sleep around 09:00 pm. At some point during my sleep, I felt as though something or someone was touching me inappropriately. I just assumed that it was my flatmate, and possibly he was too drunk to hop onto the bed. In my sleepy state, I moved from the floor mattress to squeeze myself into the bed that had a bunch of exercise books. I didn’t even remove them; I squashed myself in and continued sleeping.

At midnight, I was woken up by a commotion. As I became fully awake, I was shocked to see my flatmate standing at the door looking dumbfounded. I took one look around and lo and behold, there was a stranger tucked away on the floor mattress. I removed the sheet from the head, and made the astonishing find. Wait for it; there she was sleeping peacefully as though she owned the place. I woke her up and demanded that she leaves at once. She didn’t look particularly perturbed. I walked her half-way to her place. During our walk of shame I probed as to what happened. She said she couldn’t sleep without me, so she decided to come. She admitted that upon her arrival I was fast asleep. “I saw that you were sleeping peacefully, so I didn’t want to disturb you. I simple joined you and felt safe,” she said. It hit me that I was dealing with a mental case of an obsessive woman. My anger dissipated immediately, and I laughed harder than I should have.

I explained to her that the golden cup wasn’t even broken – it wasn’t there at all. Somehow, she understood the enormity of what she had done and mumbled an apology. On that night of the stars, we parted ways for good. She went on to find happiness elsewhere, and I moved on.


Date My Family: Love, Lust and Jealousy

I was a Casanova in my heyday. However, even by my standards, being caught up in a romantic love triangle involving siblings was more than what I bargained for. Wait for it: I met and fell in “love” with two separate women on the same night in 1998. This was more like speed dating because it all materialized within one hour.

After the fact, I pat myself on the back for the bountiful harvest. I was salivating at the prospects of the upcoming dates with my brand new “girlfriends”. This all happened at night on the same mean streets of Ohlange, north of Durban. I was in a good company of my cousin, a smooth talker of note.

In the still of the night, in spite of the street lights that functioned intermittently, Ohlange seemed to be an unfamiliar neighbourhood, especially if you are walking through it alone. This is despite the fact that in every third house or more appropriately in every third Mjondolo (shark) there was a tavern, bottle store or a spaza shop. These were always frequented by a variety of customers – lonely hearts, prostitutes, the outlaws and outright dangerous characters. The sodium gleam of the street lamps or the flickering strip light from a lone passing VW Golf blasting music at over 105 decibels offered little consolation. As Matthew Beaumont wrote in The Guardian describing the streets of London after dark, “there were alleys and street corners and shop entrances where the darkness appears to collect in a solid mass”. To take a haunting line from a poem entitled Alastor: Or, the Spirit of Solitude by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) when, “night makes a weird sound of its own stillness.”

In the weird sound of its own stillness of night, the streets of Ohlange smelt of danger, of dagga, of alcohol, and of blood of its own children.

It was in these streets where we hunted for lone walkers and easy women. Our nefarious plan for walking the streets at night was to collect cell-phone numbers and propose a drink or two to the girls. We always banked on the hope that we will have our way with them later. More often than not our strategy worked like charm.

But, nothing had prepared us for the eventuality that one day we will actually date a family. I couldn’t believe it myself!! For most philanderers, it’s the thrill of a lifetime to date siblings up close and personal. However, although I was a broken man living in a broken community, no amount of sexual escapades with the siblings could wash away the guilt of the act itself. Nonetheless, I enjoyed the ecstasy while it lasted.

When, this romantic love triangle began, I was living on the edge of society, a life characterised by booze, dagga smoking, easy money and easy women. Despite this, the community of Ohlange had respect for me and my cousin. I guess we were the better devils. This was in spite of the fact that we were famous philanderers, the community, still considered us to be model youth – not members of any gang, not involved in crime, well dressed and articulate. We milked this perception for all it was worth. It made it easier for us therefore to offer our free services to the lone walkers at night.

This is how the story of the romantic love triangle went. On one mundane walk at night in the streets, we bumped into a woman. She was extremely light in complexion, slender and slightly tall. She was walking alone. She was an easy prey. We shouted: “Hey beautiful, its dark, can we walk with you?” She agreed at once. We walked with her for about two kilometres to her place. As per our routine, I got her cell-phone number, and we agreed to meet again to explore a romantic relationship. We then trekked back to our hunting streets.

Wow! Suddenly there was manna from the heavens. We spotted three women walking alone in the opposite direction. We change tack and offered to accompany the group to whenever their destination was. Unbeknown to us, this group of three women were all family. Amongst them was the mother of the girl we had just accompanied home. In this group, we managed to get two cell-phone numbers of the younger girls.

We became aware during the walk that the older woman was actually their mother. Luckily, she was a modern woman, so the girls were free to flirt with us and exchange cell-phone numbers. At some point during our walk, they suddenly said there were home in the same vicinity where we had left the first woman. Nothing clicked. They thanked us and parted ways. We had already agreed to meet with the younger girls for drinks the next day.

At this point, we had no idea that they we all living under one roof with our earlier hot chick. We had no idea that they more than knew each other but were all family. Even if I wanted to, I couldn’t guess that in fact there were siblings born of the same mother. Not only did they share a mother but also lived together and shared stories about their love lives.

Later that evening, I received a call from the first girl, let’s call her Malindi. She told me that her younger sister also had my number, and she wanted to know how that happened. At first, I was in the dark until she explained that the group of three women we accompanied home were her family. I had to spill the beans. But, I assured her that my heart was with her not the younger sister. We ended the call on good terms.

The next day, I phoned the younger sister and explained that my heart was with her not her older sister. She accepted my explanation. The romantic love triangle was in full swing. I was beside myself with joy.

To complicate the romantic love triangle further, my cousin dated the other sister, Xoli. So, in one family, we were dating three women at once. Xoli was very smart though she said nothing about my relationships with her sisters. She was only too happy to spend time with us irrespective of which sister was present.

For three months thereafter, I had to be smart and set up an appointment with one of them on full knowledge that I knew the other one was not available or going somewhere.

However, Malindi was no fool. She soon discovered that I was sleeping with her sister. In one of our late afternoon rendezvous, she confronted me about the issue of her sister. I tried in vain to explain that it was, “complicated”. She said: “I will make it easy for you.” She then handed me her cell-phone and said tell my sister that, “from now on, you’re mine alone”. I had no choice but to speak to the sister and explain that we were breaking up because I had chosen Malindi.

The very next day, I phoned the younger sister to explain myself. She said: “Don’t worry; I know you didn’t mean what you said yesterday. It all came from my jealous sister”. Our love triangle continued until it died a natural death like all similar casual and intensely physical relationships.


Relationships: Do Some Men’s Childhood’s Set Them Up To Fear Women?

If a man has the preference to in a relationship with a lady, he ought to emerge as taking movement. this will then be a time whilst he’ll go out to unique bars and clubs, and he ought to even join a few courting web sites. What this could show is that he has recently broken up with a person, and he now feels as although it’s time to transport on. on the identical time, there may be the threat that he has been unmarried for quite some time. gambling the sphere during this time, he may have handiest been interested in pleasing his sexual desires, as an example. consequently, through going out or via going online, he could had been able to meet girls who additionally wanted the same factor. And as there is less pressure on ladies to cover their sexual nature in modern day international, it could be said that it is less difficult than ever before for guys to fulfil their sexual wishes with no need to be in a dating. this could have taken area for some of months, or it is able to have lasted for a be counted of years. the subsequent level but for one reason or every other, behaving on this way is now not going to provide him the equal satisfaction. What this can come down to is that he now wants to locate a person to have children with. So even though he might have reduced his requirements sometimes when he turned into fulfilling his sexual wishes, he would possibly no longer be willing to do so. He ought to have clean concept in thoughts and, until he meets someone who fits up to this perfect, he may determine to live single. another place this may show that he’s in an excellent location financially, and that his profession is going in the proper direction. there may be the threat that this is his priority, and even if became to emerge as in a dating, it is unlikely that this part of his life would be overlooked. as a result of this, he won’t be looking for every other man or woman to complete him, and he could have plenty of value to offer a girl. thru being on this function, it could display that he feels comfortable with himself. together therefore, he isn’t always going to be someone who looks closer to other humans for approval. said any other way, he will fee himself, and this can be why he is not willing to accept someone who isn’t always right for him. 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As they are a person, they may trust that they may be not alleged to revel in fear. A Deeper look If one became to alternate what they agree with and ‘push themselves’, they will discover that their existence starts to change. then again, this could no longer get them very a ways; in truth, one should come to be feeling eve worse. What this could then display is that the motive one does not sense cozy round girls is because of what passed off after they have been younger. this can were a time whilst their mother/caregiver abused them in some way. a long-lasting effect One is not a infant and what took place is in the past, however the trauma they experienced when they were younger continues to be in their body. 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