Love that becomes doubt
Once upon a time, there was a couple with a very nice relationship, they had four years of marriage. Christine was easygoing, she liked to spend time at work, but what she liked the most was to spent time with Richard, her husband. He was smiling, responsible, but he was a workaholic. They always talked about everything, well almost everything because sometimes Richard was very reserved about his problems and friendships. They tried to base their relationship on truth, trust and love. But, one day everything change. It was a sunny day in the afternoon, Richard was a little bit tired because of his job, but Christine wanted to go out for a walk at the mall. Richard accepted reluctantly. On their way to the mall Richard changed his attitude and they began to have a very pleasant talk about their days at work. At the mall they bought an ice-cream and they started just looking around the stores, they did not want to buy anything. Suddenly, Christine remembered that she needed some new underwear, and she asked Richard to accompany her to choose some outfits. At the store Richard chose the outfits that he liked the most, and when Christine was about to try the outfits on, Richard asked her to take some pictures with his cell phone. Christine was very surprised because Richard had never let her see or touch his cell phone, but she accepted. She started trying on the outfits; she had already taken some pictures when she began to feel certain curiosity to look over her husband’s cell phone. She was confused, she thought that if she looked over her husband’s cell phone, she would be giving away the trust they had. But at the same time she could not understand why her husband lent her the cell phone. After analyzing all these thoughts that attacked her, she decided to follow her intuition. And at the end she got a big surprise. She found some text messages where Richard told another woman beautiful words. Christine felt how her heart exploded into a thousand pieces. She felt the need to cry, but at the same time she felt much bitterness. Many questions went through her mind “why did he do this to me?”, “what did I miss, If I have him all” Christine sat for a moment on the floor to think, she had to be strong. After a while, she left the dressing with no expression on her face. She did not want to buy anything; she returned the phone to her husband and kept walking without saying anything. Richard did not understand what was happening, he asked Christine and she did not say a word. After some minutes, Christine confronted her husband. She wanted an explanation about those messages. What most surprised her was that her husband did not know how to explain what he had done. He just said; “it was a friend, I had nothing to do with her”. But Christine felt something in her heart that told her that it was not true, that he was lying. Until that moment she could cry. Richard asked her to forgive him, but Christine’s soul was so hurt that she could not forgive him. After a long time, Christine forgave Richard. They are about to celebrate another year of marriage, they tried to improve their relationship, but the doubt remains in Christine’s heart.
This is a story based on real life. It is tell by one of the characters, Christine. There are just two principal characters: Richard and Christine. The names of the characters were changed, but the entire thing that I tell on the story is true. The entire plot took place at the Mall. I decided to tell this story because it is something that happens in almost all the relationships, infidelity. And most of the time we do not know and we do not understand why it happens if we give everything to be a good partner, to improve day by day our relationship. And at the end we forgive, but the doubt remains in the person who was injured and this is very harmful. I think there is one golden rule: if you forgive you, you forget.