I Met Him After 6 Years And I Swear I Didn't Want This To Happen To His Married Life

Anonymous Anonymous in Life Is Tough on 14 May, 2017

I met him after 6 long years. He still looked the same, only wore a new pair of glasses.

We met for the first time when I was 21 and had just started working in a company. He was my colleague. He had such an awesome personality that everyone admired him. He was helpful and showed genuine concern when I faced problems. He helped me out with those problems with no hint of bad intention.

He was not at all flirtatious and showed respect towards everyone. I was naturally drawn towards him. I had to spend some time with him alone as we were working on a project but I soon realized that I had started liking him. He never gave me any hints and I kept my feelings with myself. I didn’t tell a soul about it.

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Then came the office annual party, he brought someone with him. It was his wife. I didn’t know that he had been married for 2 years. It never occurred to me that he could be married. Anyway, it was a shock at first but later I realized that I never noticed the signs of him being married and never asked him or anyone else about his family.

I obviously didn’t pursue him as I had no interest in being a home wrecker. After 3 months I had to leave town because of some family problems. I quit that job. I was not in touch with him, not even via social media. I kind of moved on with my life, considering that my crush on him was only an infatuation. Due to family problems and many responsibilities, I didn’t get the time or opportunity to date anyone.

My life fell into a routine-- waking up, work, sleep. Then my story took a turn like some crappy soap opera. I had to come back to my hometown after 6 years. I started teaching in a children’s school temporarily. I loved the children and they loved me back. I began to enjoy working there.

But one day as the bell rang and I took the children out. There I saw him. I wanted to hide as soon as I saw him but it was too late. He had seen me already.
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He came to me to say ‘Hi’. His daughter was studying in nursery in the same school. We spoke for a while. The next day, I went to see that girl in her classroom as I was very curious. I then noticed that she looked exactly like her father and wondered why I never noticed that before.

I suddenly felt a soft corner for her. I wanted to hug her and kiss her as my own. Then from other teachers I gathered that she had lost her mother in an accident. I just couldn’t believe it. I felt so sad for him and her.

I soon began to spend more time with her. I can’t explain why but I felt a connection with that child. I got to know that her father alone was raising her.

I met him again when he came to pick his daughter up after school. I said that I was sorry for his loss. He said that he missed her very much. I said that I could understand.

We then met for a coffee. Now we are very good friends. I am very close to the child. I still like him. But I don’t know whether he likes me too. But I want to give that child my affection.

I don’t want to intrude in his life forcefully. I love them-- both him and the child and I just want them to accept me. I am not happy that his wife died but we have no control over fate.