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Woman writes brutally honest letter to her cheating husband’s girlfriend

Woman writes brutally honest letter to her cheating husband’s girlfriend

A woman has shared her anguish over her relationship ending via parenting platform Mumsnet.

She’s written a moving post to the person who is having an affair with her husband and explained how she’s in the middle of a split as her husband has left her for a woman he met at work.

She also shared her daughter’s perspective on the situation.

“I just need to understand the reasoning behind having an affair with a taken/married man? In the middle of a break up and I’ve had 10-year-old daughter ask “why did the woman take daddy away?” she writes.

“Such an innocent yet poignant question… please, for anyone that has been the ow (other woman) explain what you get out of it?”

The anonymous writer also explains that her and her DP (dear partner) were close before the split.

“I can just about grasp couples who aren’t happy, not getting on or no sec etc [sic]. My and my dp were happy, close. He was with me almost always. We went out and drank together. Had the odd date night, holidays.”

After thinking on it, the anonymous woman decides that she would rather spend her time looking elsewhere.

“I’d rather spend my time looking for someone else. A meaningful relationship rather than be used as an ego boost,” she finishes.

Mumsnet users urged the woman to realise that her anger is misdirected, and she should be angry at her husband instead of “the other woman”.

“Another woman did not take Daddy away. Life isn’t like that. Daddy left. He left. HE left – no one took him,” wrote one user.

Another wrote: “Where’s your letter to your partner? The OW is not blameless but she did not take him away. He willingly cheated and left. Your anger is misdirected.”