Today’s #storyoftheday is about a woman who married for money and fell in love with another married man when it was too late.
I was never one to believe in karma, but I am sure that it is happening to me. Three years ago, I was working at hotel reception when a wealthy businessman checked in. Personally, I don’t find myself that attractive, but there was something particular about me that he must have liked.
I hated my job, but it paid better than others, so I endured it every day. During the man’s stay, he would come to the front desk four to five times to ask questions, sometimes those that have obvious answers.
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On his third night, he introduced himself as Maurice, the son of a business conglomerate owner. Maurice was four years older than me and told me that he could not let the opportunity to ask me out for dinner slip.
As a single woman, I agreed. Maurice took me to a fancy restaurant where we enjoyed the juiciest steak and a glass of champagne. To my surprise, he was humble and down-to-earth.
Our conversation naturally flowed throughout the evening, and he seemed like a genuine man. The following day, Maurice asked me out again, and I agreed. I did not have feelings for him but gave it a shot nevertheless.
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Months passed, and I was showered with impressive gifts and romantic gestures. I won’t lie, I liked the attention and the luxurious life with Maurice. He was head over heels for me, while I only saw him as a friend.
When he proposed, I said yes. A significant reason was because of his wealth. I knew that he could sustain me and give me what I wanted while learning to love him in the long run. I left my job at the hotel after we got married and worked for my husband’s company.
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However, a year after tying the knot, I met Joshua. He was a talented painter, hired by my husband to create several paintings for clients who would be working with me on a project.
The more we spent time together, the more I saw Joshua’s kind and sweet personality. He was humble, intelligent, and had all the characteristics that I want in a man. But like me, he is married.
As my feelings developed, I tried to keep our conversations to a minimum. However, working with him meant being in the same room for hours and as such, talking was inevitable between us two.
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Every day, I fell deeper in love with the married man -- and I hated myself for it. I was loyal to my husband and in the process of falling in love with him, but Joshua gave me a different kind of happiness that Maurice could not.
We never admitted it, but I could tell that there was something between Joshua and me. A few months passed, and our project was about to end. By then, I could say that I fell in love with a married man, Joshua.
He had told me that his wife just filed for divorce, and I saw this as a sign that perhaps the world wants us to be together. However, right when my heart rejoiced, I found out I was pregnant with my first child.
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I chose not to leave my husband and raise our child in a loving household. However, I sometimes think that I could have been happier with Joshua than I am right now.
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Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental in this fiction story.
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