On my birthday this year my husband walked out on me and our 2 young kids. He left me with no job and no money. At the time I thought maybe we were just having a hard time in our marriage and he was just taking a step away to give us both space. We’ll, the following Wednesday my husband returned to our house to collect a few things and it was at that time that I notice the condoms were missing. Before that day I never thought my husband would ever sleep with another woman but boy was I wrong. || The next few weeks information slowly started to trickle in that he had been sleeping with one of his good friends ex wife(who is much older than him). It was soon after that that I learned the two had been talking well before he left me and the kids. Before any relationship began between my husband and Athena he use to tell me that she was a drunk and an unfit mother. It shocked me that this was the same woman my husband walked out on me for. After finding out that my husband was sleeping with this sloppy old woman I had a nervous breakdown. I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t sleep, and I couldn’t function, it was the most painful thing I had ever felt knowing my husband was out sleeping with another woman. I can’t even count the number of times I’ve had to lock myself in the bathroom and cried till I made myself sick thinking about these two. Infidelity is a horrible betrayal. The times I’ve had to come in contact with my husband he has shown up with nasty hickies on his neck, so disrespectful and disgusting. || We’ll, here it is 6 months later and the two are still together. My husband has completely walked away from his kids due to the fact that I won’t allow our children around this woman. I’m sorry but I refuse to allow my children around a woman who has caused so much pain in my life. If my husband wasn’t my children’s father I wouldn’t want him around either. He has dramatically gone downhill since being with her. 1 month ago he quit his good job just to avoid paying child support. I hear he has been working under the table to help keep a roof over her and her children’s heads but he can’t even buy his children diapers. I’ve had family members of his tell me that this woman is running around telling people she’s gonna beat my ass, that takes a lot of nerve some coming from a sloppy old homewrecker. || Even though it still causes me great pain and I miss my husband but a big part of me is glad someone else has to put up with his immature bullshit. Athena smith took my marriage away from me and I hope she enjoys what she has stolen from another woman. As far as I care if he is able to walk out on his wife and kids and break his marriage vows, he will do the same to her. Karma is a mother and it will find them. All the single men in this world, I don’t understand why some women have to be desperate enough to go after ones that are taken. How do you cope with the pain and confusion? And does it ever go away?