Such a moving story!
I’m so happy that you found a new love in Michael! it seems like it’s so hard to move on once your loved one cheats on you, whether physically or emotionally.
You give such great advice–holing up and keeping it to yourself is not the way to go about it! You really need the support of all your close relatives and friends especially since having a cheating spouse is a very very heavy burden on you. you feel like its a direct hit to your self-esteem and self image when you really really love someone.