I have searched my life for someone with my same values, respect, and expectations.
We have similar backgrounds, his harder and more structured than mine. But, the similarities have brought us to this same place.
He would never cheat on me, nor I on him. I trust that. It is the core of who we are, at least for me.
The betrayal of a cheater brings the kind of pain that makes it hard to become close to anyone again. It conjures up fears from the past that can sabotage any relationship.
My fears flared up, I was running away. He was kind, patient, and gently let me know it was inappropriate. I hurt him and it made me so sad.
We are good again, stronger than before, stronger every day.