The day I discovered my husband’s affair, I joined a special club: a club for betrayed spouses.
I didn’t want to be a member. Ever. And yet here I am. With a lifetime membership.
I feel immense shame and embarrassment to be known as a wife whose husband has cheated on her.
And this goddam club comes with its own jargon. It angers me.
Here are some of the acronyms I had to learn and get my head around as I navigated this new environment.
BS – Betrayed Spouse. That would be me.
WS – Wayward Spouse. That would be my husband.
AP – Affair Partner.
OW – Other Woman. In my book, also known as The Whore.
MLC – Mid-Life Crisis. As in, the popular stage men are going through when they have an affair.
Fuck these fucking acronyms. I hate them. I hate everything about my husband’s affair. I hate my life at this moment. I hate myself.