"I Can't Get Over His Two-Year Affair"
His Turn"I Feel Horribly Guilty"
"Those months in rehab made me realize what a fool I'd been," said Greg, 42, a tall, muscular man with a soothing voice. "I know how lucky I am that I'm not in a wheelchair. And cheating on Diane -- how stupid was that? There is no explanation other than I was in such an awful state of mind at the time.
"I feel horribly guilty for what I did to her. I knew it was wrong even when I was doing it, but I blocked out all sound judgment. Amy is an administrative assistant at my company. She's in a different department, but we'd bump into each other a lot. Sometimes we'd walk to the train station together. She came to me for help with her problems; I was her shoulder to cry on. Her husband had walked out on her and her three kids, and she saw me as the experienced father who could offer advice. Then it became more. I guess her interest in me fed my ego. Diane and I communicated so little back then. All we did was fight. So, when this sexy woman came on to me, I caved.
"Maybe my accident was God's way of punishing me. Who knows? Diane was an angel when I was in rehab. I was depressed for a long time, thinking about what I had done to Diane and the possibility that I'd never be able to walk again. Scott's engagement has been a total wake-up call for me. I need to get back on track with my marriage, put all the pieces of our family back together. I love Diane, but I hate the coolness between us. I've apologized over and over again, but I sense that she doesn't believe me. Whenever she asks me about Amy, I tell her everything. What else can I do? I can't look for a new job -- in this economy and at my age, it's not so easy.