"It was brutal and horrible, I was totally incredulous that it was going out when I thought our marriage was fine, we had frequent sex, both were working at the same time. Outside the house, were raising our terrible children, and were living a typically American, middle-class life.
"It was our dogged determination that pushed us to go through this without the intervention of counselors or therapists . We both realized that six months of an affair could not prevail over 25 years of decent marriage. "It's been about six years and I will always carry a small emotional scar, but what we have now is a more open, honest and compassionate understanding of what we need and want. I learned to trust him and he learned to be more attentive to my needs. "- Stacey, 54