As my husband packed his bags for a business trip, I couldn’t shake the feeling that something was off. He had been acting strange all week, and I couldn’t figure out why.
“Are you sure you want to go on this trip?” I asked, trying to hide my concern.
“Of course,” he replied, avoiding my gaze. “It’s an important opportunity for my career.”
I didn’t believe him. Something was definitely wrong, and I was determined to find out what it was.
I followed him into the bedroom, where he was finishing up his packing. I sat down on the bed and watched him, trying to read his body language.
“Who is this trip for, exactly?” I asked, trying to sound casual.
My husband paused for a moment, then turned to face me. “It’s for my boss,” he said, his voice strained.
I felt a surge of anger and betrayal. My husband’s boss was a woman, and I had always suspected that he had feelings for her. Now, it seemed like those suspicions were confirmed.
“I don’t want you to go,” I said, standing up and facing him. “I don’t trust her, and I don’t trust you.”
My husband’s eyes widened in shock. “What are you talking about?” he asked, his voice rising in anger. “I’m not doing anything wrong!”
“I don’t care,” I replied, my voice shaking. “I don’t want you to go on this trip. I don’t want you to be alone with her. I don’t want you to have the opportunity to do something that you’ll regret.”
My husband tried to argue, but I wouldn’t listen. I was determined to stop him from going on the trip, no matter what it took.
In the end, my husband reluctantly agreed to cancel the trip. He was furious with me, but I didn’t care. I knew that I had made the right decision, and I was willing to face his anger if it meant protecting our marriage.
Over the next few weeks, my husband and I had many difficult conversations. We talked about his feelings for his boss, and I made it clear that I would not tolerate any infidelity.
Eventually, my husband agreed to transfer to a different department at work, one that didn’t have a female boss. It wasn’t an ideal solution, but it was the best we could do under the circumstances.
His salary decreased by 15%. But looking back, I know that I made the right decision. I may have caused some tension in our relationship, but I also prevented something much worse from happening. And for that, I am grateful.