Marie C. Andrews
Hello reader! My name is Marie C. Andrews, a 30-year-old woman living in Fullerton, California. I currently work as a teacher at an elementary school. My love for reading and writing, as well as my own personal experiences with marriage and divorce, inspired me to create this blog. My ex-husband and I had been together for 7 years, married for 3, before our marriage came to an end. The cause? I discovered he had been cheating on me with one of his coworkers for several months. Needless to say, I was devastated. I questioned my own self-worth and even my relationships with other people. Would I be able to trust again? After many long, sleepless nights, I finally came to the conclusion that I needed to end my marriage.
Filing for divorce was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. But, after the initial pain and hurt, I began to recover and feel “normal” again. Of course, it took some time. But after a couple of years, I would say that I am a stronger person for it. I realized that I didn’t do anything wrong. I wasn’t the one who ended the relationship – he had ended it by breaking our vows and betraying my trust. The fact that he cheated was a reflection of his character, not mine.
I want my fellow women to realize that divorce doesn’t mean the end of the world. You are stronger than that and you’ll be able to go on living a happy, fulfilling life. A tremendous life event, even though it may be tragic, can open up new doors that you never thought possible. You may come to find new things that you appreciate about yourself, your family, and your friends, all while becoming more confident in yourself. The most important thing to remember is that you are worthy of love and respect. No one deserves to be cheated on.