Cheating

«I know my vision is impaired and cannot be trusted with even the simplest tasks, much less dating. Not that I´ve come within talon distance of a man.»

Suzanne Finnamore


«Irrationally, I think, Will You Marry Me? Four words. I Want a Divorce. Four words. I would like time to count the letters as well, but there is not time.»

Suzanne Finnamore


«He announces that lately he keeps losing things. "Like your wife and child," I want to say, but don´t. At fourty, I´ve learned not to say everything clever, not to score every point.»

Suzanne Finnamore


«When you look at the past without God’s eyes, you subject yourself to deception. The past no longer exists and God doesn’t linger there. However, Satan will show you whatever you want to see and believe, so you will be trapped in an emotion that cannot communicate truth, beyond what you want to remember.»

Shannon L. Alder


«And one day they tell you that love doesn't exist between you two. And you start blaming yourself even after knowing that you've been cheated on.»

Abhinav Sakalle


«Soon he was online every night until one or two a.m. Often he would wake up at three of four a.m. and go back online. He would shut down the computer screen when I walked in. In the past, he used to take the laptop to bed with him and we would both be on our laptops, hips touching. He stopped doing that, slipping off to his office instead and closing the door even when A was asleep. He started closing doors behind him. I was steeped in denial, but my body knew.»

Suzanne Finnamore


«Most women think cheating is 'disgusting' … until they fall for a man that likes them back; but isn’t willing to leave his lover for them.»

Mokokoma Mokhonoana


«I love you as the mother of my child": the kiss of death.»

Suzanne Finnamore


«I used to date the lead singer of The Cranberries, but she cheated on me. Turns out she had some turkey on the side.»

Jarod Kintz


«Virtually all women will always carry the scars and a deep sense of loss and grief from the betrayal. Whether a woman has stayed, left, or been left, it must be remembered that time is the salve on this journey towards forgiveness and healing, because it is also a process of grieving.»

Meryn G. Callander


«Unseen in the background, Fate was quietly slipping lead into the boxing-glove.»

P.G. Wodehouse


«There is that, and there is also the Irreconcilable Differences line. It seems so catchall, so vague. You could say that about anyone, any man and woman at all. Jesus and Mary Magdalene: "Irreconcilable Differences." JFK and Jackie, anyone at all. It´s built into the man-woman thing. What kind of paltry reason is that? "Insanity" is another box to be checked on the divorce petition, the only alternative to "Irreconcilable Differences." I would like to check it.»

Suzanne Finnamore


«I won't stay in»

Norman Mailer


«How could you do that to me?" I repeat. I don´t have to itemize. He knows what I speak of.»

Suzanne Finnamore


«Having two women—one who can’t know about the other, and one who must be trusted not to destroy his life—is clearly difficult for him.»

Jennifer Harrison


«It´s like watching someone do a triple backflip dismount and land on two feet, solid, arms splayed in the air. I know I could never do it, don´t even know where I would begin to learn, but some people are built for it. He was handcrafted to leave, had practiced on other women since adolescence. I was one of an unnumbered series.»

Suzanne Finnamore


«I remember one desolate Sunday night, wondering: Is this how I´m going to spend the rest of my life? Marrid to someone who is perpetually distracted and somewhat wistful, as though a marvelous party is going on in the next room, which but for me he could be attending?»

Suzanne Finnamore


«If you are stupid enough to cheat, then definitely dumb enough to get caught.»

Aman Jassal


«Marriage to the groom does not means that his heart belongs to the bride.»

Dennis E. Adonis


«Silent as a flower, her face fell in dismay, aware that the ghost of lust ate and left, sensing that there was a different scent of perfume consuming the room, and that she had numbered and counted the he loves me, he loves me not of each petal, where the lifeless dust had settle.»

Anthony Liccione


«Naturally, I do blame Françoise. I blame her for having N in the first place. She was young, she was beautiful, she was married to a doctor, and she was intelligent. She could have abstained from producing her first son. It was wrong on a variety of levels.»

Suzanne Finnamore


«But she stopped herself. That wouldn't make it right. You didn't forgive because it was the only choice you thought you had. That didn't make it forgiveness, that made it desperation. She'd always been too desperate about Jake. Always.»

Sarah Addison Allen


«Flannel shirts should be outlawed for ex husbands; I realize this now. Flannel shirts are to women what crotchless panties are to men.»

Suzanne Finnamore


«Most people take many undue advantages of others by forgiving to own nature repeatedly than many people take most undue advantages for own by other person’s forgiving nature to them repeatedly.»

Anuj Somany


«He left a bit too easily and with obvious relief. His feet were swift and sure on the muddy path.»

Suzanne Finnamore


«I was steeped in denial, but my body knew.»

Suzanne Finnamore


«I played possum. I did this, as the possum does, out of fear.»

Suzanne Finnamore


«Buy a gift for a dog, and you'll be amazed at the way it will dance and swerve its tail, but if don't have anything to offer to it, it won't even recognize your arrival; such are the attributes of fake friends.»

Michael Bassey Johnson


«They feel life is for the taking, and that everyone deserves happiness no matter what the cost. I must remember these tricks if I ever decide to have my soul surgically removed.»

Suzanne Finnamore


«So many events and moments that seemed insignificant add up. I remember how for the last Valentine´s Day, N gave flowers but no card. In restaurants, he looked off into the middle distance while my hand would creep across the table to hold his. He would always let go first. I realize I can´t remember his last spontaneous gesture of affection.»

Suzanne Finnamore