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When I Tell My Husband That His Cheating Wrecked My Self-Esteem, He Claims His Confidence Is Low Too
"One of the biggest struggles that I am having after my husband's affair is that of my self-respect. I've always considered myself to be a strong person. I don't let people walk over me and I speak up when I feel that I'm not being heard or am being taken advantage of. I like to think that I am competent personally and professionally. Now that I am considering trying to work on my marriage after my husband cheated on me, frankly, I think less of myself. I see myself as a meek housewife with no self-respect. Granted, I could support myself and one the biggest reasons that I am still here is because of my kids, but still. I shared this with my husband and I was hoping that he would tell me that this was silly because I was strong and that I was certainly not letting him off easy. But do you know what his response to me was? That he understands because he feels less self-respect too. What? I am the one who is staying when I am the injured party. I was the one who was betrayed. So why is he suffering from lower self-esteem?"