Played For A Fool

I used to work for a pretty big alarm security service in Nebraska. I made quite a few friends there. There was one woman in particular who blew my mind every time I saw her. The only problem was that she was married. I never brought that up to her because I felt that marriage should be treasured among all things. Yet still, the sight of her would take my breath away. Well, this other woman, who was pretty good friends with her, came to me and stated that she was already getting the divorce papers drawn up. I couldn't believe it, but I wasn't going to let a chance like that slip from me. So, I approached her and asked if she would like to go out sometime. She immediately said yes, and we planned a date within the week. Well, as time went by, I got to know her a little better. She explained to me that she was planning on moving out of the house that she and her husband lived in as soon as she had enough money to support herself. Now, I know there are a million stories about how this sort of thing happens all the time, and that nine times out of ten they stay married. I realized I was in the position of being used and hurt, but she had a way with words and had me convinced. Well, I ended up falling in love with her pretty hard, only the love was not reciprocal. After a year, I finally caught on that she was not going to leave her husband at all, and that I was being played for a fool. Life has never been the same for me since I broke the morality line that I never wished to cross. Since then, I have thought of myself as being less than a man because of it. The lesson I wish to say on this is love is difficult and should never be wasted on those who are not playing on the same field as you. Married woman or men should be left off limits because of that reason alone, unless you enjoy a heartbreak that is difficult to mend and questions that will never be answered.

— James, 25