Margaret was a 43 year old, married woman. She loved her husband, alex dearly, but a part of her always felt as if something was missing in her life as she never had. Children margaret had always wanted to be a mother, but her husband didn’t want to have children. It would be a lot better for us not to have any kids. Children will just leave their parents when they’re older anyway.
He would tell her alex promised margaret a life full of love, security and adventure. Since they didn’t have children, he promised they would go on luxurious vacations and travel the world whenever they got the chance. However years passed by and these ended up being empty promises, alex would constantly go on business trips and only spend two to three days at home. It’S for our future. He would tell margaret whenever she complained about not being able to spend any time with him.
When i retire we’ll enjoy the fruits of my labor and travel the world until we grow tired of traveling margaret held on to what alex said, she would daydream about all the places they travel to places. She would only see on postcards and magazines when margaret retired at the age of 40. She had a lot of spare time if she wasn’t at the yoga studio or the indoor cycling studio. She would be at home cooking up a storm in the kitchen or watching her favorite tv shows. However, one day margaret was home during a national holiday, the yoga studio and indoor cycling studios were closed and her tv shows didn’t release new episodes for her to watch boredom.
Looking for something useful to do margaret decided to clean their room, she rearranged the furniture folded. Her clothes nearly into color-coded piles and vacuumed the floor. Finally, she decided to clean out alex’s closet for any clues that no longer fit him. He took all of the clothes out, so she could fold them properly only to find a hidden briefcase behind all the piles of clothes. Surprise margaret decided to open it and take a look and found important papers inside this puzzled.
Her as she and alex had a safe containing all of their documents, margaret decided to open one of the envelopes and saw five birth certificates. They belonged to three girls and two boys who all shared the surname jameson, which also happened to be their surname. Margaret’S heart started to pound and her hands began to shank. She couldn’t understand what was happening so she read through the birth certificates. She was horrified to see that the name written on her father was none other than alexander jameson, her husband, no, she said to herself not being able to stop her tears from falling margaret suddenly had a hunch that alex hadn’t been on business trips all along, but Had been with his other family, she assumed he was with him since he was away on the business trip again.
Sobbing margaret placed the documents inside the briefcase and put them back where alex initially hid them. She cried as she folded all of her husband’s clothes. Realizing her life had been a lie. He didn’t want to have children with me because he already had five. She cried to herself.
What do i do now? The question lingered in margaret’s mind the entire day. She knew alex, wouldn’t be back until tomorrow, so she couldn’t go to the address she found on the birth certificates to confront the children or his other woman. When he returned home margaret tried her best to play it cool and act as if nothing was happening. She made him breakfast before leaving the house telling him she’d be back after her yoga session, but instead of the yoga studio, margaret headed straight to the children’s address, she rang the doorbell and a petite woman with light brown, hair and dark brown eyes opened the door.
Can i help you, the woman asked hi, i’m morgan alex’s sister i’ve wanted to meet his wife for so long, so i decided to drop by while in town she told her. The woman looked confused as if trying to call margaret’s bluff. Oh alex and i are not married and alex never told me – he had a sister. He always said he wasn’t close to his family. The woman said after a short pause.
She decided to let margaret in but anyway, any family of alex is our family too. I’M lucy please come in, she said margaret entered the house and she could feel her knees grow weak. There were photographs of alex with his children hanging on a wall and some with lucy, where they look like the perfect hammy family. These are lovely pictures. She said her voice cracking at one point: why aren’t you two married lucy shrugged well he’s been promising me marriage for 14 years now, but he’s been postponing it.
He said there was no reason to get married as we were in love anyway. He proposed to me again this year, though, and we’re planning a wedding in six months. She revealed margaret felt her chest tightened as she heard lucy say. All of this he’s been with her for 14 years. He’S been fooling me for 14 years.
He plans to get married to her. When was he going to file for divorce? She thought, then it hit her margaret’s claims for her grandparents inheritance would be out in five months. He was waiting for the settlement to arrive before filing for divorce, so he could get money out of her. I’M such a fool margaret said her knees trembling again causing her to sit down.
Maybe he’s just married and didn’t tell you that’s why he hasn’t married. You margaret said sounding like he was joking lucy laughed, oh! No. He would definitely tell me if he was married. There was a short silence between the two women.
When finally margaret couldn’t stop herself. The truth is lucy. I’M alex’s, wife we’ve been married for 16 years. She revealed flashing the diamond ring on her finger, lucy gavston shock what she said in disbelief. We have five children together.
How could he be married to another woman, i’m as dumbfounded as you are. I can’t believe i’ve been clueless all these years. He goes on weekly business trips and it never occurred to me that this was just an alibi. Margaret explained, lucy began to cry. That’S what he tells me too he’d tell me he had to go on a business trip whenever he’s gone for about two to three days.
I can’t believe i’ve been fooled. The two women found common ground. At that moment they were both heartbroken and were fooled by the same man margaret revealed that she would file for divorce and that lucy could have alex all to herself but lucy refused. I don’t want my children raised by a man who lives a double life, i’m leaving him too lucy revealed when margaret got home. That day, she sat alex down at the dinner table and said she was filing for divorce.
She handed him the papers she got at her lawyer’s office and alex was in disbelief margaret honey. What’S wrong, we were doing just fine this morning. Why are you filing for divorce? Let’S talk about this. He pleaded, but margaret wouldn’t budge, sign the papers or it’ll get messy alex.
She told him alex, ran through the papers and his eyes widened when he saw that he wasn’t going to get anything out of the inheritance that margaret would get shouldn’t. We divide our assets. 50. 50. Why are these the terms of our divorce?
He asked suddenly forgetting his plea for not wanting to get a divorce in the first place alex. I know the whole truth about your double life. If you don’t want to end up with nothing inside, your bank account sign the papers pack, your bags and go margaret said trying her best to look strong, even though she was utterly heartbroken inside alex signed. His lie was finally uncovered when he realized margaret had the envelope of birth certificates right beside her on the table. He signed the papers and handed them back fine.
Here after alex signed the papers, he packed his bags and left leaving margaret crying on the floor. The entire day he drove to lucy pretending he just got home from his business trip: lucy honey. Why are my things outside? He asked as soon as he got to the front door, there’s no room for a lying two-faced man in this house. You don’t deserve me and you don’t deserve to be in your children’s lives.
Lucy told him through the screen door. Lucy! No, let’s talk about this. Please i never loved margaret i’ve always loved you. I was going to leave her, but i wanted to wait until i could get the money she’d receive in a few months.
I was going to give it all to you. He said desperate to get lucy’s attention. Lucy refused to listen and close the door on him alex became homeless and got what he deserved living in his car. While it was parked in his office’s parking lot. Margaret was traumatized by what happened to her.
So, marriage and children were not on her mind when she and alex divorced. Instead, she wanted to focus on herself and live the best life. Meanwhile, lucy decided to keep in touch with margaret, knowing that she now lived alone and could be vulnerable. She invited her to move in with him and help raise her five children margaret refused, but she promised to visit as much as she could and the two women became best friends. The children adored her and loved her new aunt too.
After a year, margaret fell in love again as well. She met a bachelor at the yoga studio, he had just moved into town and they hit it off immediately. At 44, she became pregnant with her first child, while it was a high risk pregnancy because of her age, she gave birth to a healthy baby girl and lived a happy and fruitful life with her family.