How to explain affairs to a 5 yr old
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|Tue, 10-14-2008 - 9:17am|
I'm 31 and have been married to an incredibly attentive and devoted man and father for the last 7 years. We have a 5 yr old son together whom we both adore and desperately want to do right by.
As a stay-at-home mom I eventually got sick of spending all my time shopping, redecorating and working out at the gym when my husband would go on business trips for 2-3 weeks at a time every 2 to 3 months and started an affair with this gorgeous guy I met at the gym 3 months ago.
We got caught last week when my husband got home from a trip early in our own bed and have since been staying at a hotel. We're currently undecided on where we stand thought our son lives with his dad for now.
He's willing to try to work it out but I'm not sure if we can after everything. He can’t seem to get the image out his head that he got when we got caught or stop imagining everything that might have happened while he was away in the last 3 months. I'm worried about what to tell my son. How do I explain to a 5 yr old why mommy doesn't live at home anymore?