I married my best friend in April this year. At the time it was all I wanted and thought I would ever want. Together we have a beautiful 5 yr old DD who means everything to us. We both work full time 50+ hours a week. Recently I lost a fair amount of weight and with that regained my confidence and decided that it was now time for me enjoy life and not just be someone's wife/mother/employee/manager, and I made some new friends. One of those friends was a fellow manager at work and we got along so well he understood what I was feeling and made me feel amazing we connected in a way that I had never felt with anyone before. The more time we spent together the more our friendship developed into something else and we started to have an emotional connection that developed into an affair.
Yesterday my husband found out I slept with this man. I answered every question he asked honestly and he has chosen to stay and given me the option to save our marriage and my family, I care for him but it doesn't feel the same as before we got married, I want to stay for my daughter this I know but I don't know if this is a good enough reason he is a good man and wonderful father and did nothing to deserve this from me.
Has anyone else been in this situation? How did/does it affect children when parents separate? Has anyone tried counselling? And did it work?
Any advice or experiences would be appreciated. Thank you