The One When I Found Out

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These stories are inspired by Felicia’s colorful 2017. If the reader prefers, the short stories/blogs or parts of it may be regarded as fiction. But as Ernest Hemingway said, there is always the chance that fiction may throw some light on what has been regarded as fact.

The One When I Found Out



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It was May 2017. My fiance, John Smith lived just two hours away from me. I have not seen him since  the weekend of Valentine's 2017. His excuse was the same as the previous 6 months or so.  He was busy with his high-power stressful job, his PhD program, and he has his 17-year old son, David every weekend.  Since then, it was all daily texting, a once-a week FaceTime  and 1-800FLOWERS.com. 
I believed every excuse. I called it trust. Now I realize, it was somewhere in between willful blindness and just plain foolish.
I tried not to make any demands. I thought it would be inconsiderate and selfish of me to, especially because he also kept mentioning (actually, just texting) his sister who passed away a year and a half ago. However, sometimes, I just could not hide my pain. There were times that I was indifferent. I ignored his outreach, only because I felt hurt, and maybe, just maybe,  he would get hurt right back and be that man I fell in love with. 

The night of Mother's Day weekend, his daughter, Nadine who was back home from college posted, "My dad's new girlfriend is here. Get me outta here! I hate her already!" My 17- year old daughter, Samantha saw Nadine’s post. She was both confused and surprised. She asked me about it and I did not know what to say. After all, we were all in Vermont on a family ski trip 3 months ago. Who and why would he bring home another woman so soon to a home we used to share almost every other weekend in the last 4 years? It must be a prank posting, or I hoped it was.
The next morning, I texted Nadine who I have a very good relationship with. Our conversation eventually led to the beginning of a very emotionally traumatic experience of my life. (I’m not being overly dramatic. There’s more to this, just stay tuned.)
A few minutes after my conversation with Nadine, my door bell rang. Our cleaning lady shows up at my door and says " Happy Mother's Day! Surprise, I'm your gift from John!"

To be Continued...

Or flashback to 5 years ago...

The One With My 1st Weekend in Hartford

To be continued…

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Comments

Marcie said…
Holy cow! What an uncomfortable situation! I'm so sorry this happened!
J. Ivy Boyter said…
Relationships can be so scary, but moving forward you have to find the ability not to place that emotional into your next relationship. I'm married, and I still sometimes struggle with the wrongs I experienced in the past. Good luck
Marysa said…
Sounds like a really complicated situation. Sorry to hear you had to deal with this!
Bellissimamma said…
I have been following your blog posts ever since you wrote a comment on my Valentine's post. Okay I am really intrigued with the Lea Salonga picture...is this a clue? Is she "Lili"? I want to know.
Hi Bellisima- If... when :-) my story makes it to the big screen, right now, I can only think of Constance Wu or Lea Salonga to play Felicia. Lili is not Lea. Lea is too classy to play her character. No offense to Dascha Polanca, but she can play Lili so well.
Tautiana Wright said…
I have to know what happens next. That's such a terrible experiece but WOW. I couldn't imagine.
The Honest Mom said…
oh man! All of your posts have me hooked! WHAT HAPPENS?!?!? I'm so sorry that you've had to go through this, but know that you are such a strong person!
Kat Califf said…
This sounds like such a complicated situation! I don't know what I'd do in your shoes!
Angie said…
So sorry you had to go through this. Seems like a very uncomfortable and traumatic situation to be in.
Ally said…
What a story! Are all of your blogs linked together? Will this continue to post in a story ? I would be very interested in reading the next segment/chapter.
Paula Hickel said…
You just never know what people will do when relationships end. Crazy.
Shelby said…
I am so so sorry to hear this. That is a rough situation to be in!
DASH Lifestyles said…
What a rough situation. Sorry you have to go through this!
Alecia said…
That sounds like an awful and exhausting situation. People are so confusing
Grace said…
WOW! I am so sorry you are in this situation! I will definitely be visiting to hear the rest!
Rosie Law said…
That is a crazy situation to be in the middle of. I am looking forward to what you do and he says about it.
Anonymous said…
Well Gulp*#@$! This ish sounds CRAZY!
jillian said…
wow this was a major cliff hanger!
Krista said…
Good thing you found out about all this before you got married! Geez!
Jessica said…
Wow such a confusing and sad situation. Exactly why I don't date!
Sam said…
Sam - Thiswaymommy
What an uncomfortable situation. My apologies that you had to go through that.
Life lessons are not always easy.
ingrid said…
You left me hanging. I want to know more.
Ashley Boyd said…
All that and he sends you a cleaning lady? Ughhh I want to know more...
Laurie said…
Wow... What a crazy story! I'm so sorry that you and your family had to go through that!
Charlietakesphx said…
WOW. I am so sorry this happened to you. A great take away, though for the future.
Rowena Daniels said…
I cannot wait to read your follow-up as I am still trying to take my jaw off the floor. All I can say is he has a lovely daughter but as fr him...words fail me. OMG!
amanda addison said…
You are a very good writer. For a first post I love it. HAte that you had to suffer though!
Yikes. Sometimes humans suck. I am sorry you had to walk through this
Jet said…
Such a dramatic relationship. So sorry that you've gone through all of this!
Rachael Drennan said…
I'm sorry this happened to you! You are a great writer though, you pulled me in and made me want to keep reading!
Anonymous said…
Not a nice situation to be in I'm sure. I hope things have improved for you.
Smitha Sunil said…
you are really brave and your style of writing is straight to the point. time to amputate any toxic relationship. no phones, no calls, no messages. an outright blocking is what we need sometimes.
Sew Many Pins said…
Thanks for sharing your story. You are brave to do so. I am sorry you had to go through this.
Ann Snook said…
It's so sad that you had to go through this. Thanks for sharing your story in an honest and entertaining way!
AiringMyLaundry said…
Oh my gosh, this is just crazy! I'm glad you are so open about it though. Toxic relationships are terrible.
Wow, what a soap opera you have going on. I hope you get your revenge.
Cristina Coroiu said…
Wow, this is so messed up. I'm sorry you had to go through this.
A Broom said…
WTF!?? Okay I am so confused. what happens. wait so are you still together? or did you end it? sorry about the 20 questions. i am so sorry you are going through all of this and just remember you are strong. and can do it!
momi berlin said…
My! The daughter doesnt like the new girlfriend. And why still keeping you when he has a new one?.is.he playing around with the new one only but he is more in love with you? But I just don't like his style of having you and even.introducing the new girl.to.his.daughter. can't wait for the continuation.
Cortney said…
WOW this is insane! Sorry this happened to you, but I'm so nosy I NEED to know what happens next!!!
Cafe Carrie said…
This is intense. Can't wait to read what happened next!!
Essi Hendrix said…
Wow! He is really playing the field on both sides. It seems that he really loves you and know you are good for him, that's why he still sends you the I love you messages and gifts. The new girl is just probably something to do in his spare time. Just move on and block him.
Explorilia said…
Well that is definitely an awkward situation. Was the cleaning lady there to help burn his stuff?
Shoni MunchTrip said…
Eeep! Creepy, confusing character he is. Aren't you blocking him on everything yet?
Ada said…
I'm ready to know more now...This sounds terrible though :/
karamel_kc said…
oh the drama! i would have blocked and deleted him on everything! it good to let it all out. thanks for the interesting read
Sorry to hear everything you are going through. It is so true sometimes we think we know people but we really do not.
You write well! I'm waiting for more! This story will touch so many who have Been deceived.
I love your writing style! I am always excited to read one of your post. Thanks for sharing! :)
Laura Dove said…
Oh this has left me hanging! You have a real knack of drawing the reader in and leaving them waiting for more!
Pamela Rose said…
That is one unforgettable Mother’s Day! I read the rest of the story. I would think of it still as a present; saving you from a lifetime of pain. It looks lke John finally met his match, or maybe I should say, his karma. Oh well, birds of the same feather...
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