Woman refuses to believe her high school sweetheart husband is having an affair with the woman he moved into their home

Tracey Folly

*This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events as told to me by a family friend, who experienced them firsthand; used with permission.

My mother's friend and coworker married her high school sweetheart. How do I know? She talked about it all the time.

She always said how happy they were and how perfect everything was at home. Her marriage sounded too good to be true.

You know what they say. If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.

One day, out of the blue, he brought a woman home from work with him and introduced her as his friend. He said she needed a temporary place to stay because she was planning to leave her husband.

"She's a friend in need. So I brought her home for safekeeping," he told his wife.

My mother's friend wasn't pleased with the arrangement. Neither were the couple's children. Nonetheless, the other woman moved into their home and seemed to be making herself quite comfortable.

"Are you sure your husband isn't having an affair with his work friend?" my mother asked her.

"I'm sure," the woman replied. "We were high school sweethearts."

Here we go again with the high school sweethearts, my mother thought to herself.

The woman's husband and their houseguest left for work together every morning and returned from work together every evening. "It wouldn't make sense for them to take separate cars," she told my mother.

When their anniversary approached, the man told his wife he'd like to take her on a vacation, just the two of them. Bonus: they wouldn't even have to hire a babysitter because his work friend could just watch the kids while they were gone.

The woman agreed. They planned a trip and packed their bags. After they arrived at their bed and breakfast for the first night of their vacation, she went into the bathroom and left her husband playing games on his phone.

She was running the water in the shower when she realized she had left her shampoo in the suitcase. When she emerged from the bathroom to retrieve her shampoo, she heard her husband talking on the phone.

"I haven't told her yet," he said. "We just got here. I'm waiting for the right moment. I promise the next time I go on vacation, it will be with you."

My mother's friend said she was beside herself when she heard her husband making plans with the other woman. She told him she wanted the two of them out of her house immediately and demanded they drive back from their vacation right away.

"You won't have to bother unpacking your suitcase," she told him.

True to her word, she insisted that her husband and his special "friend in need" move out of the house immediately. She filed for divorce within a week, and that was the end of the story of the woman and her high school sweetheart.

Do you think high school sweethearts have a greater chance of being happily married than people who meet later in life? Comments are welcome.

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