My husband made a huge, painful, life-changing mistake. One that can never be erased or forgotten and the memories of that still ripple through our relationship. There are no excuses or reasons that justify the choice he made but we are all human. In the wake of the affair, someone asked me how do I want to be treated when confronted with the mistakes I make and that allowed me, over time, to look at my husband's affair differently. We all screw up, we all do wrong, but we are all deserving of grace and forgiveness.
Thank you for this Robin, I agree wholeheartedly that none of us are perfect, and any one of us could be capable, in the right circumstances, of making a wrong step that can alter the course of a marriage forever. Some of us may be so certain that we could never cross that line, but really, how can any of us know? We may never have been in that situation.
All we can do is BELIEVE that we won't allow ourselves to ever get in that position.
Surely a case of, 'there but for the grace of God, go I' , if ever there was one..