Affair and Cheating

She was a widow, he was a married man. A love story with a difference

They grew closer, but made sure not to break any vows. It was the beginning of a wonderful love story.
Young lady, deep in thought

I saw him for the first time in his court. He was the Honourable Judge and I was accompanying an accused to his court. Advocates said, “It’s better to avoid his court as much as you can. He is strict, punctual, honest and daring.” I was curious to have a look at him as a rare specimen in today’s world. I peeped through the door into the courtroom. He was sitting there in his seat gracefully. A handsome gentleman, smart; but I couldn’t look at him for more than 10 seconds, as his sharp eyes were on me.

Magically, we got connected through social media the very next month. He expressed his liking for my writings and soon we became good friends. I wrote to him every day. I shared my worries, pains, plans, and happiness with him. In spite of his busy schedule he listened to me patiently and consoled me whenever I was upset. He didn’t like to see me as a widow and advised me to get remarried. The time came soon when we just enjoyed talking with each other. And one fine evening, I found him waiting for my call like a young boy of 20.

He was no more a judge only for me whom I respected for being honest, strict, and intelligent. He became something more than that.

“It seems you have fallen for me,” he said.
“Even you have fallen for me,” I replied.

Love in words

It was the beginning of a wonderful love story. Yes, I was in love with him. I was in love with a married man. But I was determined to make this relationship a meaningful one to spread positive sparks only. I didn’t want the man of law to break the law and I never craved love that had stains of tears of another person. So, in spite of being deeply in love, we decided to maintain a physical distance. Though this distance was painful, I felt loved and cared for. Every day, at the end of the day we talked to each other, we shared innocent jokes and tried to make each other happy. We avoid all those things that could bring us close physically. I respected the emotion of that woman who was a part of my beloved one.

Suppose it is the woman who is married but finds an emotional connection with another man, not her husband?

“I love to see you cuddling your son or caring for him,” he said. He loved to see the strong mother in me. And I felt proud to see him as a man of dignity.

We tried to part

Two long years passed by. I didn’t visit him the last one year. I stopped talking to him, giving him a chance to forget me. Suddenly, one night he called me with a broken voice.

“I need you. Don’t leave me,” he cried. A storm touched my heart. Next day I visited him. I met a man with broken health. His bearded face brightened at my arrival. We talked in his busy chambers. We decided to stay in regular touch and took a decision to work together in the field of social work. Yes, we needed nothing but each other’s presence in our lives.

Emotionally we were so deeply connected that we could keep aside our physical lust for each other.

Soon he regained his health and I could feel those positive vibes in my life.

Read another beautiful story about a platonic but strong relationship

We’re working together for good causes now. He lives in the hills and I’m on the plain. This is quite symbolic for me. We aren’t meant to be together, but we have our own beauty and we can contribute to the world in our own way.

Flowers and fragrance

“When the pines talk in the darkness, just remember me. Listen to the sound of their breathing and just remember me. I kept a smile there only for you, wear it in your lips and just remember me. I am here for you playing with the moonlight; just remember me and come down from the hill.” As I crossed the forest of pine and rhododendron on the hilly Shillong road, I took out the cell phone and typed these words to him. I smelt him in the wind. Did he pass by this path last spring when the rhododendrons were in bloom?

There is no end to this love story. You can judge me if you wish. Those blooming rhododendrons are the witnesses.

Published in Affair and Cheating

19 Comments

  1. Your love story overshadows the disloyalty that seemed to crop up every now and then. A wonderful story of two human beings who couldn’t live without each other’s support. Being the emotional strength of a person is a huge compliment and your relationship with him is extremely touching.

  2. You are a strong woman. I respect you for all that you have been through. I understand it’s not easy, but you make it sound all so cozy.

    I am a married woman, I have a daughter and I fell for a single guy. He was a friend in My low times(covered with a smile on My face always) who I could confide in. When we realized, we parted ways.
    He didn’t want to come in between My marriage and I wanted him to have a better life(which obviously is not with me)
    The only unfortunate thing is that he said things he shouldn’t have (like denying everything that he use to say) instead of telling me the truth.
    He gave me a lot of strength, he taught me a lot in life and I respect him more than anyone else, no matter if his intentions were as he portrayed while parting.
    Yes I love My family and I won’t part with them but I wish I could just be there for the person who was there for me.

  3. * I fell for a single guy and he too fell for me.

    I don’t think it’s disloyalty or cheating if you don’t break the vows.
    It’s not wrong to have some one you feel for, care for and get the same in return, unless you break the bond of a family.

    1. I can understand your situation and your story is equally touching. If I speak the truth, I never judge people who break the vows. Many times we become victim of circumstances. No one knows the life you have lived. Who are we to judge? And I wish you could be there for the person who was there for you.

  4. HOW CAN U JUDGE…. WHEN U URSELF IS A PART OF SUCH INFIDELITY. IF U WANT TO KNOW THE PAIN, U SHOULD B AT THE RECEIVING END. ANYWAY .. UR SO CALLED HONEST DIGNIFIED MAN IS DEFINITELY ANSWERABLE TO HIS WIFE….I HAD HUGE RESPECT 4 UR WRITINGS….

  5. If ur lovers wife comes to know about this…what explanation will u and ur honest lover give???? Ohhh yaa u might say ” madam, dont worry v r just connected emotionally ..not physically….please try to find the beauty in it…… .If that poor lady start to pen down her pains into a paper and publush it…will u and ur lover have the gutts to read it???? I HAVE WRITTEN TOOO MUCH…BUT COULDNT CONTROL…

  6. We’re working together for good causes now. He lives in the hills and I’m on the plain. This is quite symbolic for me. We aren’t meant to be together, but we have our own beauty and we can contribute to the world in our own way…..
    Written so beautifully……….. its true – it is not always that those who are in Love can be together – Anyone can be madly in Love; plan their present and future and be sure that they will be together one day; but when you are sure that you can never be together; but still continue to be in Love with each other – That is True Love !!!

  7. Beautifully written.. But still cant take believe it to b true.
    When you love someone, the physicalmpart has to get attached to it..sooner or later. Its natural.
    Dont fool us by saying U can smell him in d hills but dint touched him !!

  8. Hi, I am not a person to judge anyone. I love reading. To read it’s fine. But reality?! My wishes for you. And my sorry for the women who still believe her husband. Think the marriage vows given are already broken. Try to be bit more reasonable by informing a person who is living her life unknown to real facts. Rather than that I don’t find any issues. If it’s hidden still think it might be a way of cheating.

  9. No woman can digest that she lives with someone who likes other. And they have their right to know what’s happening to them. If you really don’t want to hurt anyone more kindly express what’s going on. There is nothing to be judged unless kept hidden for own benefits.

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