The scene that resonated with me on this re-read was the hero accepting the news, at 24, that he had gotten his 17 year-old girlfriend pregnant. Like everyone in this earth who was cheated, she asked herself the same questions. From that point on, I shared a room with my mom. We then moved to a 2 bedroom apartment. She made me hate my own father. The challenge is to make the right life choices. Daniel has been seeing another woman.
Trait lists are and tactics that narcissists use can be found. Forgiveness is just what you take to stay hydrated along the way. She was telling me he didn't want me and she was telling him I wanted nothing to do with him and I was better off without him. If she did and you weren't ready to be a father, I completely understand why you weren't really around. That was never going to happen. What woman in her right mind will consider a person her best friend who routinely and with serious disdain refer to your kids as 'brats'? My dad told me that he fought for me every chance he got but my mom blocked him at every turn. She and Hank were actually , the first time they had been photographed together since the cheating scandal broke three months ago.
She always told me that if I ever wanted a relationship with him, I'd always have to be the one to make that effort because he never would. Then she got pregnant and he was really, really happy cause she had to stay with him and he got to keep her. This is what I am struggling with. Rachel leads him a merry dance before things get better. Either one cheats, one dies or there is a big misunderstanding leading to divorce.
So, hang on for a minute while I take this huge milestone in. But she is determined to figure out what really did happen. It's still emotional cheating to the extreme and he's still guilty as hell, in my book. But his character grew over the book and so did hers. What I didn't like as much was Daniel's unconvincing statement explaining The best thing about this was that the author didn't give the protagonists a quick and easy resolution after the hero's infidelity. Granted, it didn't last long, but cheating is cheating. I am not sure if I should talk to my mom about this I already know what she would say or if I should just leave it alone and just continue on with building my relationship with my father like I know nothing.
I started suspecting she did when I was an adult and recalling things that she told me. Rachel wanted so much to save her marriage—but was it too late? Could she ever forgive Daniel, if he had committed the ultimate betrayal? Tho I kinda got Daniel's reticence about his family. Trust is a very fragile thing and once broken, it can never regain the same credibility and value as it once held. The best thing about this was that the author didn't give the protagonists a quick and easy resolution after the hero's infidelity. Somewhere in between my girls growing up and the grandchildren arriving on the scene, I started writing. It might be a more realistic portrayal, but honestly I don't want massive amount I've put off reading this forever though I've read almost all of Michelle Reid's other books because I knew based on the synopsis it would be a total angst-fest and I was never quite in the mood for it.
This carried over into adulthood. Not my favorite of hers because the emotional upswing of the ending just didn't make up for the emotional downer-ness of the majority of it. She had told me she was on the pill and then when she got pregnant with you, she told me she had stopped taking the pill for 7 months so she could get pregnant. My heart ached for every character in this story, it just seem so real that were moments where I felt that it was almost too painful to read, and couldn't even imagine being in Rachel's shoes. I think she should have left him and maybe do something with her artistic talent and perhaps gone to therapy to address her self esteem issues. You're probably dealing with feelings of hurt, anger, betrayal, and bitterness. The ultimate betrayal comes when a guy steps outside of his relationship and hooks up with someone else.
It is also a sort of urban legend that says the seventh year of marriage or thereabouts, after people have settled into the 'rut' of the familiarity and routine of marriage, one or the other spouse might stray. The Ultimate Betrayal is a beautiful story that I most definitely would recommend to all my friends especially married one. I know if I were the heroine I'd have preferred the way it turned out, but I think the plot choice took a chink out of the realism Reid had achieved. We want the peace forgiveness offers. I just always felt that what was personal in my life had no place at work, nor did I want to deal with the gossip that went around like it did with some of my co-workers.
In short, you have what you grew up with. He was shaking after that incident and it was very powerful scene and ease a bit my pain I felt for his crimes to his family. . I think the men who behave this way should get the same treatment. I am pretty sure I will cut her out.
I didn't dislike the hero for cheating or semi-cheating or thinking about cheating, or whatever it was , though it was obviously wrong. Yıllardan sonra ilk o gece kocandan ayrı yatıyorsun. O anda boşluğa düşüyorsun sadece. İçim sızlaya sızlaya okuduğum nadir kitaplar arasındandır. When there is a long term emotional cheating as it was in this case, the destruction is beyond imaginable and the author did a fantastic job portraying the effect on the mother in law,the children, and the wife. I found myself crying and suffering with the heroine and greatly despising the hero.
Her relationship with her so-called best friend was as dysfunctional as her relationship with her husband. She is an incredible author that pulls you in right from the first page. Comments and posts that are hurtful or made without a basic understanding of the rules or subject matter discussed here will be removed. He has never invited Rachel to a business dinner? I also can't understand the latent misogyny in blaming a pregnant sick woman who is raising twins for not being there for a grown man 7 8? My mom would tell me how my dad had better things to do and he just wasn't interested in being a father. Then the twins run away after a fraught morning of Rachel trying to pack up a house and the kids making messes trying to help and Rachel is very preggers and she yells at them.