He was smart, successful, handsome, and charming. He’s worth it, I told myself. He’s worth waiting for.
He may have been secretly cheating on her when she wasn’t around, but he was cheating on me right to my face.
Unlike all those times in the past where I would cringe and try to make myself smaller, the knowledge that I had a secret lover helped me to keep my head up and take on the cruelty aimed at me.