Ask Amy: I cheated with his best friend and now I’m pregnant

Columnist Amy Dickinson (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune)

DEAR AMY: My husband works construction and was injured on the job. He was placed in a rehabilitation center for three months.

Columnist Amy Dickinson (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune)

Between my visits, I took care of our home and our two toddlers.

His best friend and co-worker decided that I needed a night out on the town to unwind, so he got me a babysitter, and out I went!

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We enjoyed a wonderful dinner, dancing at a club and way too much to drink.

The evening ended with us having sex in his car.

I was overwhelmed with guilt. He came over the next day to help me get over my angst. Wow — wrong decision. I put the kids down for a nap and ended up in bed with him again.

I can’t say “no” to him, and now it is common knowledge among my husband’s other work friends that I’m having an affair.

My husband comes home next week and I’m torn between being happy and sad about his return home. I’m truly afraid that one of his friends will tip him off about what has transpired, but I can’t stop.

On top of everything else, I’ve just learned that I’m pregnant. This baby could be my husband’s or my lover’s, I’m not sure which. If it’s my lover’s, the secret will be out because the baby will be biracial.

What a mess. Can you give me a starting point to fixing things?


DEAR UNFAITHFUL: Wow, lots of wrong decisions here. I know that I should reflexively pat your hand because you feel so bad and this is such a mess, but feeling guilty about your …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Lifestyle

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