I’m 23 years old. It’s been a few weeks since I found out that I had made my 39-year-old colleague, pregnant. It still feels like a nightmare that I cannot wake up from.
It all began a few months ago when she and I started flirting at work. She was married, but it was harmless at first. We’d smile at each other in the hallways and make small talk during our coffee breaks. Eventually, we started going out for drinks after work.
We both knew it was inappropriate, but for some reason, it felt ok.
One night, after a few drinks, we decided to go back to my place. We knew it was wrong, but we were both feeling reckless and excited. We had a great night of passion and fun. We laughed and talked until morning.
The next day, She left my place with a big smile on her face. I felt like everything was back to normal. But a few weeks later, I got a call from her. She was crying and said she was pregnant. I was in shock. I couldn’t believe it. I knew it was my fault and I felt guilty beyond belief.
She was married and had two children. Her husband was an amazing man and I felt like a monster for what I had done. I tried to talk her into getting an abortion, but she refused. She said she wanted to keep the baby.
I told her I would support her in whatever decision she made and I would be there for her financially, but I didn’t want her to tell her husband. She said she wouldn’t, but I could tell she was struggling with the decision.
I felt so guilty for what I had done. I had destroyed a family and ruined a marriage. I wanted to make it right, but I didn’t know how. I wanted to man up and take responsibility for my actions, but I was scared of the consequences.
In the end, she decided to tell her husband. She said she couldn’t keep this a secret any longer and she wanted to be honest. When her husband found out, he was heartbroken. He said he was devastated and he couldn’t forgive me.
She and I are now struggling to cope with the situation. We are both trying to move on, but it’s been hard. I know I made a terrible mistake and I have to live with the consequences. I’m trying my best to make things right, but it’s been a long, difficult journey.