I have been married for six years and have two children. Our marriage has not been a bed of roses because of my husband’s infidelity. On several occasions, I have forgiven his behaviour, hoping that he will change, in vain.
My husband stopped providing for the family and I am single-handedly taking care of the children. Two years ago, I could not take it any longer, so I moved out of our bedroom. I no longer love or trust my husband.
We are both Christians and I have prayed, but nothing seems to be changing. He has refused to acknowledge that he has a problem, let alone seek help.
However, recently, I met a single father of one and we enjoy each other’s company. He compliments me and believes in me. He also makes me happy, a feeling I had forgotten. He knows that I am married, but unhappy.
I do not want to commit adultery because I am a Christian and still married. I also know that divorce would affect our children. Should I quit my marriage for the sake of my happiness or stay and suffer silently?