A woman has taken to popular Mums forum Mumsnet to share a moving post following the discovery of her cheating husband.
In the thread, the woman explained how she was in the middle of a split with her husband and described her need to understand how “the other woman” would benefit from 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?”
“Such an innocent yet poignant question… please, for anyone that has been the ow (other woman) explain what you get out of it?”
Later on in the thread, she claims her and her husband were “happy” and “close” before the affair took place.
“I can just about grasp couples who aren’t happy, not getting on or no sec etc [sic]. My and my [husband] were happy, close. He was with me almost always. We went out and drank together. Had the odd date night, holidays.”
Ultimately, she concludes that she would rather “[look] for someone else” rather than be someone’s “other woman”.
“I’d rather spend my time looking for someone else. A meaningful relationship rather than be used as an ego boost.”
While other fellow mums swarmed the woman's post offering sympathy, many urged the mum to not put so much blame on the other woman and focus her questions toward her husband instead.
“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.”