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Does He Even Care?

Updated on May 25, 2013

Maybe this is my fault and I've allowed myself to be HURT.

Why did I ignore the warning signs? Why wasn't I more ALERT?

My husband is having an affair. For this I could never PREPARE.

Is he aware of the grief he's caused? Does he even CARE?

What happened to the man I married? He was so ambitious, sensual, and BOLD.

He kept my temperature rising, now our bed is ice COLD.

Damn him! I refuse to be treated this WAY!

After all the years I've sacrificed for him, there will be hell to PAY!



My husband is having an affair. For this I could never PREPARE.

How could he be so selfish? Does he even CARE?

He was everything a man should be. A dream come TRUE.

Yes, I'm reeling, but I still love him after all he's put me THROUGH.

Is she prettier and younger than me? What I have to offer he seems to no longer APPRECIATE.

I feel so alone and my affection towards him he doesn't want to RECIPROCATE.

When he comes home, he's quickly right back out the DOOR.

Imagine my pain as I try to explain, why Daddy isn't here at night that much any MORE.


My husband is having an affair. For this I could never PREPARE.

Is he really ready for life without me? Does he even CARE?

It's been said, that what doesn't kill you only makes you STRONGER.

I'm hanging in here for the children but I won't do it much LONGER.

I'm beautiful and I deserve someone who will love and respect me very MUCH.

An authentic love that I can see, hear, smell and TOUCH.

My husband can still be that man, I'm willing to forgive and let him attempt to reclaim my HEART.

I vowed to stay for better or worse, until death do us PART.


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    • Man of Strength profile image
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      Man of Strength 4 years ago from Orlando, Fl

      I tried to convey all the emotions one would feel in that situation.

    • CyberShelley profile image

      Shelley Watson 4 years ago

      To all of us who have ever been cheated on by our respective boyfriends, girlfriends or marriage partners - this expresses our thoughts and reminds us of the pain we once felt.

    • Mhatter99 profile image

      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      This is so real. The pain and confusion is well captured and expressed. thank you

    • Cantuhearmescream profile image

      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Aw, thanks... I still need to catch up on some of you others yet! :D

    • Man of Strength profile image
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      Man of Strength 4 years ago from Orlando, Fl

      Thank you so much. You've been very supportive and it is sincerely appreciated.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      I know you are... I hope you're starting to get a feel for how I roll, as to not offend you... I love your stuff, so please know that I'm a goofball :D

      Oh, you must have a colorful family... a lot of women, lotta cooking and even more bitchin'? :D

      Oh my goodness! Just Lifetime movies alone can do a lot of damage... I used to beg my mother to let me stay up an hour past bedtime to finish a 2 hour 9:00 movie... I was about 12... that's probably why I have problems :D

      Honestly though... you really do see things very well from both sides!

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      Man of Strength 4 years ago from Orlando, Fl

      Lol! Yes, Cat I'm all man. I've seen and heard it all from women in my family. Between the Young & the Restless and Lifetime movies, I was able to portray the scorned woman's perspective.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Man of Strength,

      I need to get a hold of this woman and beat some sense into her!!! Did she not read the wonderful hub about the man who cheats, but is not yet ready to stop? Once a cheater always a cheater... maybe, maybe not. I think the idea of better or worse is noble, but sometimes it just creates a trap for an under appreciated spouse. If there are problems in a marriage; they should be discussed before cheating ever happens. With all that said, as always... I truly enjoyed this and you have a very good perception of how a woman thinks... you are a man right? :D

      Sharing too!

      Cat