Sarah was right, and time was doing exactly that. Caitlin started taking yoga lessons and they filled her with much more than she ever anticipated. She found peace and tranquility within herself. Another thing she did was, she began to write a journal. These pages were blank sheets for her to pour out her agony and spill out her emotions.
It was very therapeutic for her. Caitlin couldn’t help it but the urge for revenge wouldn’t leave her alone. No matter how hard she tried, she just couldn’t stop thinking about Gary and how she wanted to get back at him. What could she do?
It Was Time for a Change
She loved Gary, and she couldn't just put these emotions aside. On the other hand, she couldn't ignore the pain he had caused her. It took her a while, however, she knew deep inside what was the thing she had to do. There was no other option and life was not going to be the way it was.
She wasn't sure which words to use, she didn't know if she should be angry and shout, or be content and calm but one thing she did know. Gary had to leave the house and the sooner the better. She had made up her mind. She asked Gary to pack his clothes and leave.
Things Were About to Take a Different Turn
The hardest part was trying to explain to the children what was going on. With pouring tears and a broken heart, she told them the devastating news. Thankfully, Sarah was there. Sarah was Caitlin's best friend and was supportive of her no matter what decisions she took in life. She was everything.
She was a shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen to her, and most of all she was a reasonable voice in the noisy background that Caitlin needed more than anything. Caitlin knew it was all a matter of time. Soon the pain would turn into resilience and things would not look so bad anymore.
Everything Was Now Clear
Suddenly Caitlin found herself searching her memory back in time and trying to see if there were more signals and more hidden secrets that she didn't realize back then. She began reflecting on everything that had happened to better understand what options she had. It was now time for revenge. As Gary was the only provider of the family, she had to be very careful with her decisions.
She didn't want to find herself struggling to provide for her children. She kept asking herself if she was doing the right thing and kept on looking for a way she might be able to forgive him. Life was going to get even more complicated and the following events were nothing like Caitlin had planned.
He Wouldn't Let Go
Gary didn't stop calling her. He sent her countless messages, recorded himself pleading for forgiveness explaining this was just a mistake, and assured her it would never happen again. Deep inside, Caitlin was heartbroken too and wanted to forgive him so badly, however, it was just something too hard to do.
She loved him more than anything, however, the thought of him being with another woman was an image she just could not get out of her head. There was no going back for her or for him. What's done is done and someone is going to have to pay the price.