My ex-husband and I reconciled and were living together with our two children for the past seven years. I recently found out he was cheating on me with a co-worker. He’d already admitted he slept with her but said he wanted to work on our relationship. I learned he was still seeing her, and he basically defended it when I confronted him and told me he wasn’t talking about it anymore. I couldn’t take it and left the house we’d just purchased together. We all ended up in court (stay-away orders). When the judge asked the co-worker if she was in a relationship with my husband, she said yes. When my husband was asked, he hesitated but answered yes. I was crushed because he kept insisting this young lady was just a friend. It’s been almost two months since I left. I miss him terribly and want to reconcile, at least as friends. He’s not speaking to me, although I’ve extended an olive branch and let him know that I miss him. I think about him every day and don’t know how I’m ever going to get over him. Does he still love me? He always said no one could take my place. How could he let this happen?
—I Can’t Recover