A break-up is never easy. But it’s even harder when it comes with one partner being unfaithful, it makes the realization that the relationship is over that much harder. The person that was cheated begins to question their self-worth, wondering, when did the cheating begin? Why? Overcoming a betrayal is a painful process to overcome for anyone. For couples who have been together for a long time, building their lives side-by-side, seeing their kids grow up and go off on their own, the assumption is to grow old together, and enjoy the older years and the fruition of their love. One woman felt the rug being pulled under her when her husband of 37 years changed the course of their plans by announcing there was a new woman in his life and his decision to be with her.Whenever a happy Julie popped in for a surprised visit at her husband Sam’s work, the secretary seemed uncomfortable, standoffish. She was unable to make eye-contact. Julie did not think anything of it, the secretary was young and perhaps inexperienced.
Julie felt like the life she had known had changed in a split second all over a younger more beautiful woman. But what about their lives together, their experiences, their history?
Julie was given three days to pack all of her clothes, mementos, and everything that indicated she ever lived in that beautiful home.
Not only did she have to move out but she had to ask before taking anything else the former secretary may want to keep. She could remember every frame and piece of furniture and how she chose each one with Sam or her kids. It was a humiliating experience to say the least.
Julie felt she had no voice. Her feelings, opinions were being dismissed. She had no idea how to begin new, alone. So much of a life tucked into cardboard boxes felt like a cruel joke.
It only took two days to complete the task. Whether or not she was ready to relinquish her home, Julie was out of the picture for good. Just like that she was being discarded so a new woman could enjoy the house and all the memories made there.
Julie picked up an expensive bottle of Chardonnay for all time’s sake.
She sat down on her beautiful, former dining room table to enjoy a rich and delicious dish of shrimp and caviar. She put some of her favourite music so she could savour each bite of her dinner. When she was finished eating, she didn’t take her dish to the dishwasher right away. Instead, Julie went from room to room pulling down the curtain rods and stuffing them with the half-eared shrimp shells and caviar. All the while enjoying her glass of Chardonnay.
She did not want to leave a dirty kitchen. The house had to be left impeccable for the love birds to enjoy their new lives together.
The couple enjoyed romantic meals together. They took advantage of every available amenity in the home from the hot tub, the wine cellar, and the pool. But the house began to have a foul smell.
When that didn’t help Sam called the exterminators to set of gas canisters. Carpets were washed, replaced. The vents were checked to see if there was dead animal. Nothing helped.
Finally, Sam and his wife made the decision to put the house up for sale. But even that attempt proved futile when potential buyers left as soon as they smelled the inside. The price of the house was slashed a couple of times to no avail. The realtor quit on the couple.
Sam told her they were selling the house. Julie admitted to missing her former home. She was not sure, however, if she could afford to buy it from him.
Sam quickly called his lawyers to draw up the paperwork. Julie got the house for 1/10th of its original worth. The only condition was that she had to sign the same day. Sam was not willing to take any chances with Julie having a change of heart.
The ex-secretary left the house completely empty for Julie. She took absolutely everything, including all those stinky curtain rods.