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Affairs and Broken Hearts

I found out 7 months ago that my husband had an affair with a coworker. We have been married for 22 years and have 3 children. This is the first time he has been unfaithful. I decided to forgive him. He did not have feelings for the other person and we were going through a bad time. I had put my children first and spent little time with him. We were drifting further apart. Since everything has come out, our relationship has been better than it had been for a long time. I know he is sincere and loves me. The thing is, I can't seem to put it behind me. I still think about it and try very hard not to bring it up. I'm afraid I will drive him away by bringing it up all the time. There are times I feel fine but then it all comes back and I feel like I am dying inside. How can I put this behind me? I want the marriage to work for my children but also for me. It made me realize how much I really love him.

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