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.
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.
A Long Healing Process
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?
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.
Was She Doing the Right Thing?
Occasionally, Caitlin would have a change of heart and even consider working on their relationship, if not for her then for the sake of the kids, but one day, those thoughts and feelings left her head and heart and never returned. Caitlin came across something she hadn't seen before.
This was something she shouldn't have seen, a game changer for her as far as she was concerned. One evening, Caitlin was going through a box of letters she had been keeping for years. There were letters she and Gary wrote to each other over the years when their future together still seemed pure and promising.