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Published: March 8th, 2017
Elizabeth Woods and Ian Sweeten had a romance which sparked over a few months. Marriage followed, and with it the couple traveled around the world as he served in the military. After Ian’s deployment, overseas, their young love deepened into something more but with life comes complications, and what Elizabeth comes to realize is that her husband is battling his own demons. Mind games, deceit and abuse become part of the ways Ian seeks to control her. As she struggles to repair her marriage and get back to the love they shared early in their relationship, Elizabeth realizes that holding on to the man she loves may come at a price too high to pay.
The clock ticked loudly in Dr. Carter’s office. Or at least I was more aware of it. This was the same one that sat on the wall behind her desk, an old-fashioned grandfather’s clock that Dr. Carter said was given as a gift to her. I folded my hands in my lap and waited for her to pose the obvious questions.
“After the affair was over, did you feel guilty?” she asked.
“I’ve thought a lot about it,” I said. “I didn’t feel guilty about what happened between Zaiden and me. We had a definite spark between us. He became an addiction, just like the cutting and the pills. It was all too much at once. In a way, the thing I do regret about it were the problems it caused. But we knew what we were doing came with risk.
“I hadn’t given it much consideration, but I had the idea we would quit messing around when Katie got back. I hated thinking about that. It’s hard to quit something that begins to consume your life. The sex between us was too good and I wanted to keep coming back. Once Katie was home, things were more difficult. I’m not even sure what excuses he gave her, but we did sneak off to a motel outside of town a couple times. Once I even came home early to meet up with Zaiden at his place while Katie was at a doctor’s appointment on the other side of town.
Erica R Lomelino, lives in Jacksonville, Florida. In her free time, she enjoys the beach life, painting, reading, traveling and spending time with her daughter. She looks forward to developing her skill at writing and hopes to continue to write books that will put you on the edge of your seat.
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