How mean can a man be to his wife/partner and the mother of his kids? How many times can a woman forgive a man who has broken her (not only her heart) in so many ways? These and more are the questions I usually ask myself when I hear or read some related stories like what I have here. The story was published in a local newspaper and originally written in German. After reading it, I decided to translate it to English for my readers. This is of course, a real story:
Dear Elisabeth, dear Eva and Max,
Dear Readers, at this point in my life I want to stand up and admit to the world that I am blithering idiot.
I am really such a retard and I am carrying such a great load of guilt on my shoulders. I have done the worst thing a human being can do, I have destroyed a family. I have lost the most valuable thing in a man’s life - -his wife and family.
My wife had all the right reasons to leave me because I have destroyed all the love she had for me. I did not betray her or have affairs with other women, what I did was even worse. I destroyed her heart and all her dreams. I was never able to give her what a wonderful woman like she deserves to have, love, attention, understanding, harmony and lot’s more. I was never a friend or gave her a shoulder to lean on. I never gave her strength or cared for her well being.
All of those things she had given to me all along, only that I did not recognize it nor appreciate it. It’s only now that I realize what I have done and believe me, dear Readers, I am not proud of what I did, not at all. Dear Readers, if you see Elisabeth (Lilo) please give her a gentle hand shake and a warm smile and believe me, she deserves it. I am begging you, if she knocks open the door for her and if she falls down, help her to get up again. Do all the things that I failed to do for her and you will see the most wonderful person she really is.
And I would like to give all of you men out there some advice, do not make the mistakes I have made. Fight for your wife and for her love every day, because she is the most valuable thing in your life or you will carry a big load of guilt as well.
I hope that one day my wife will be able to forgive me and I will do everything in my power to change and not be that terrible person I was all along.
I want to say thank you to my sister in law and brother in law for taking my wife in when she needed someone to take care of her.
I apologize to all the people I have hurt and done wrong too.
My only hope is to be there for Elisabeth one day and be a friend to her.
I know that we are not supposed to judge, but what do you think of such man/men and what would you do if you were Elizabeth.