“When Brad saw how upset I was, he felt so sorry for me that he told me something he thought he’d never, ever tell me.” Maryann hesitated, took a deep breath and continued. “Nadia, he’s deeply in love with a girl named Sarah. She was his girlfriend before he met me. He said he realized shortly after we married that he still had strong feelings for her. Can you believe that?”

Nadia nodded. “I imagine Brad felt much the same way as you did; he didn’t want to hurt you.  And although it was one of the hardest things you’ve ever had to do, I hope you’re now convinced; it’s never a good idea to live a lie.