Mom Gave Her Dad A Second Chance After She Caught Him Cheating. But Then This Happened.

This mother faced the hardest test in her life. No, it’s not the test that you think it is. It’s the other test, and... Mom Gave Her Dad A Second Chance After She Caught Him Cheating. But Then This Happened.

This mother faced the hardest test in her life. No, it’s not the test that you think it is. It’s the other test, and you will understand which one it is, only when you realize how well she aced it.


My mother and father were married for ten years before she discovered that he was having an affair.

He begged her forgiveness and then promised he would never be unfaithful again.

Although she was devastated by my father’s unfaithful acts, she apprehensively gave him a second chance. She did so because she felt it was in the best interest of her three sons: she felt that we needed our father.

When she discovered that he continued the affair, what little chance he had at regaining her trust and restoring the marriage was completely destroyed. Realizing that she could take no more she kicked him out of the house and filed for divorce.

Though my father agreed to the divorce, and the proceedings went pretty smoothly, it was still the most difficult time of my mother’s life. The decision of custody was left to us, and we all chose to live with our mom. She didn’t have a job. When my parents married, they agreed that she would be a housewife and full-time mother. Although she finished medical school in the Philippines, where my parents had met, she wasn’t qualified to practice medicine in the United States since she hadn’t taken the ECFMG, the difficult cumulative medical exam that graduates of foreign medical schools have to pass in order to practice medicine in America.

She did not have a driver’s license, because my father didn’t believe that she needed one. Because public transportation in the suburbs was almost nonexistent at the time, doing everyday tasks was very difficult for her. There were times when all four of us would hitchhike to Kmart.


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