In love with a female colleague, planned to divorce wife, but after visiting my uncle in the hospital, immediately broke up with my girlfriend.
For the past four months, seeing her at work every day made me feel happy and fulfilled. Farah had been with the company for six months, and she was beautiful, sweet-smiling, and adorable. Being with her felt like living a different life. I had grown tired of my marriage to a nagging and complaining wife.
However, I respected Farah and didn’t want her to become the third person in our relationship, so I had been contemplating divorcing my wife and giving Farah an official status. I believed life was too long to endure such a marriage. My parents would understand my decision, and as long as I fulfilled my responsibilities, my children would be okay.
Last week, I visited my sick uncle in the hospital. I was talking to him when Farah called me. Since he was my uncle, I didn’t hesitate to answer the phone right in front of him. As soon as I hung up, he suddenly asked me, “Isn’t that your wife? Do you have a girlfriend?” I thought, as men, we could share and he might give me advice, so I told him about my love affair.
“If you don’t want to end up like me, abandon the idea and return to apologize to your wife while you still can,” his unexpected response left me speechless. He then told me the dark family secrets that left me stunned.
My uncle and his wife still lived together under the guise of a married couple, but they had no marriage certificate because they had divorced. At the time, their two children were still young, and my uncle had to work and take care of them, as well as his in-laws. Then he had an affair and demanded a divorce to marry his mistress. His wife was devastated, but there was no other option, and they went to court.
My uncle took his lover to live somewhere else. He returned after five years, empty-handed and burdened with debts. Moreover, his lover had left him and took all their shared assets. Before leaving, they had borrowed money from many sources to start a business together, and now my uncle had to bear the brunt of the debts.
He knelt down and begged his wife for forgiveness but was ultimately rejected. He ended up alone, impoverished, and aged.