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My Infidelity at Work

By Shantall AddisonPublished about a year ago 3 min read

As I sat in my office staring at the computer screen, I couldn't help but feel a wave of guilt and shame wash over me. It was only a matter of hours until the office party, and I knew I had to make a decision.

For the past few years, I had been working at a large marketing firm, and I had managed to sleep with more than a handful of my female coworkers. It was never my intention to cheat on my wife, but somehow, the lines had become blurred, and I found myself caught up in a web of lies and deceit.

The office party was a big deal, and I had been tasked with organizing the event. My boss had given me full control, and I had spared no expense to make sure it would be a night to remember. But as the day drew closer, I realized that I had a big problem on my hands.

I couldn't invite my wife to the party.

It wasn't that I didn't want her to come, but I knew that if she did, she would see me for who I really was. She would see the man who had cheated on her with multiple women, the man who had no respect for his marriage or his vows.

I sat there in silence, staring at the blank screen in front of me, trying to come up with a solution. I knew I couldn't cancel the party, and I couldn't un-invite my coworkers. But I couldn't bring myself to tell my wife the truth either.

I decided to take a walk and clear my head. As I stepped outside, I felt the cool breeze on my face and took in the beauty of the city around me. But my thoughts kept drifting back to the party and my wife.

I knew I had to do something, but I didn't know what. I felt like I was trapped in a never-ending cycle of lies and deceit, and I couldn't find a way out.

As I walked back to my office, I saw a familiar face in the distance. It was Emma, one of my former coworkers, and one of the many women I had slept with at the office. My heart sank as I realized that she would be at the party, and I would have to face her.

But as we got closer, I noticed something different about her. She looked sad and lost, like she had been through a tough time.

We talked for a few minutes, and she opened up to me about her life. She had just gone through a difficult breakup, and she was struggling to move on. As she spoke, I felt a sense of empathy and compassion for her, and I realized that I had been selfish all along.

I had been using these women to fulfill my own needs, without ever considering the impact it had on their lives. I had been so consumed with my own guilt and shame that I hadn't stopped to think about the damage I was causing to those around me.

As I walked away from Emma, I knew what I had to do. I had to come clean to my wife and face the consequences of my actions. I knew it wouldn't be easy, but I couldn't continue to live a lie.

That night, as the party was in full swing, I pulled my wife aside and told her everything. I told her about the affairs, the lies, and the deceit. I was prepared for her to walk away, to leave me alone with my guilt and shame.

But instead, she looked at me with tears in her eyes, and she said something that I will never forget.

"I forgive you."

Those three words changed everything. They gave me hope and the strength to start over, to rebuild my marriage and my life. It wasn't going to be easy, but I knew that with my wife by my side we can overcome.

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About the Creator

Shantall Addison

Hi there! My name is Shantall and I'm a freelance writer. I have been pursuing my passion in storytelling for sometime now . I specialize in writing about travel and fictional stories, I hope you find my work fun, interesting and exciting.

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