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‘I’m a guy who was married to my best friend for 10 years that discovered multiple affairs at the end of our marriage’: Single dad rediscovers self-worth after it was shattered by infidelity

“My brain was telling me: ‘Look at the facts. She hides her phone at night, pays for everything in cash, and spends the night out multiple times a week.’ On the other hand, my heart was telling me: ‘She would never cheat. We are beyond close and each other’s best friend. I’m sure this is just a big misunderstanding.'”

‘I was staying at a hotel. My friend had a clean needle, and just like that, I shot up meth for the very first time. My entire world flipped upside down.’: Addict’s powerful story of finally getting clean after hitting ‘rock bottom’

“My mom kept calling me. I ignored her. Next thing I know, I’m waking up to paramedics in my face. I overdosed. If my mom had gotten home 5 minutes later, it would’ve been too late. I would’ve been gone. Something told her she needed to walk home from work the very moment I didn’t answer her calls. Someone was looking out for me.”

‘Do you guys like pizza?’ Their eyes were nervous. This was yet another move, their 5th home. Where had these babies been?’: Woman becomes single foster mom of 3 overnight, ‘Every sunrise deepens our love’

“I did one final check on them and climbed into my bed, only to be awakened by sobs. My sweet 3-year-old had a nightmare. Rocking her, I wondered how it felt to seek comfort in a stranger. She clung to me, sweaty and shaking, her little heart pounding. I wondered what weight this little soul carried. I didn’t believe adoption was my best option. I was wrong.”

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