Q&A Will It Ever Be Possible to Be Friends with My Affair Partner Again?

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I am the wayward spouse with a history of emotional relationships. Five in total, some short-lived but relationships none-the-less. The most recent relationship ended in early August and it was with a friend and housemate of almost 2 years. My husband has been so gracious -- he extended forgiveness to this friend but, of course, had him move out very suddenly and without us getting to talk one more time before no contact. It was a pretty traumatic experience for me even though I'm not the betrayed. Anyway, I've been praying for reconciliation but also recognize that sometimes a friendship is not safe. I believe my affair partner cares deeply about my family and even though he moved back home overseas, I believe he longs to be reconciled to our family. I realize I play no role in that process but I do sometimes wonder if it will ever be possible for my husband and I to re-welcome him into our family through group messages or family calls together. Even though we are not blood family, we lived like family for almost two years. Ultimately, if it's not something my husband feels comfortable with, then I'm at peace about that scenario too.

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