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Adulterer's Lament

I broke up my marriage by having an affair and then leaving my wife of ten years for another woman. This was five years ago. I have been living with the other woman since then. Unfortunately, the woman I am living with has turned into an incorrigible alcoholic. I have had no luck in bringing her out her problem. She was even in court ordered counseling (for a 2nd DWI) for 4 nights a week for six months. I am weary of the relationship. I feel that I would like to go back to my ex-wife (who, since then, has been re-married and divorced) but I don't know how it would work out. I have a 14 year old daughter by my ex-wife. Should I go back (I am sure that she would take me) or am I just looking for a quick way out of my current relationship?

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