Losing an ex to another woman and then he dies
by Toni Charleton
(New York, N.Y.)
I was in an abusive marriage for 25 years. I finally got out of that and found a man whom I really cared about. We dated for a year and then broke up. In the meantime, he started a relationship with someone else. After four years of my waiting for him and praying, we got back together and began to live together. We have been together for the past seven years. He began drinking and I told him to stop drinking or else he would have to leave. He chose to leave. I was in contact with him for the next month off and on as he was living in his own place. We had an argument and the next thing he was on a dating site. He found someone and began living with her after the first date. We had only been broken up for a total of six weeks and were not talking for just the last two weeks. I had hoped he would come back to me, prayed for it to happen again. This week he passed away. I was dealing with the grief of losing him to another woman, although I hoped he would come back. NOw he is gone forever and I can't stand the pain of knowing he will never come back.